By Jack Malone

Two sides in good form face off at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday lunchtime as Bournemouth host Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.

The Cherries are undefeated in three league matches and come into this one on the back of a crushing 6-1 win over Hull City last weekend.

That victory moved them up into 11th place in the table and it would be a surprise if manager Eddie Howe made significant changes for this one.

Harry Arter is touch and go to be ready for the visit of Spurs and will face a late fitness test, whilst Max Gradel should recover from a hamstring strain to take a place on the bench.

Elsewhere, Marc Pugh, Brad Smith and Lewis Cook will all miss out.

Howe will be hoping for a repeat performance from Junior Stanislas this weekend; he notched two goals and provided a further two assists in the demolition of the Tigers.

Tottenham remain unbeaten in the Premier League so far this season and picked up what could prove to be a vital point in their midweek Champions League tie away at Bayer Leverkusen.

With the trip to Bournemouth following hot on the heels of their German excursions, Mauricio Pochettino is likely to rotate his starting XI on Saturday.

Harry Kane is still sidelined with an ankle injury but stepped up his recovery this week; he could be fit by early November.

Toby Alderweireld will also miss out, although his knee problem is not as severe as first feared after he was stretchered off in last Saturday’s 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion.

After receiving a knock to his foot in the draw at Leverkusen, Danny Rose will face a late test to prove his fitness.

This is a tough one to call at the Vitality and both sides will be hopeful of picking up maximum points after promising starts to the season.

Possible Bournemouth starting XI (4-2-3-1): Boruc; Smith, Francis, Cook, Daniels; Surman, Arter; Stanislas, Wilshere, Ibe; Wilson

Possible Tottenham starting XI (4-3-3): Lloris; Walker, Dier, Vertonghen, Davies; Wanyama, Sissoko, Dembele; Eriksen, Alli, Son


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