All data correct upto 23rd February 2018
All-Time Premier League Record
|Played||Won||Drew||Lost||Scored||Conceded||Goal Difference||Points||No of Seasons|
Most Premier League Appearances
Most Premier League Goals
Biggest Premier League Victories
|AFC Bournemouth 6-1 Hull City||15th October 2016||2016-2017|
|AFC Bournemouth 4-0 Middlesbrough||22nd April 2017||2016-2017|
|AFC Bournemouth 4-0 Huddersfield Town||18th November 2017||2017-2018|
|AFC Bournemouth 3-0 Norwich City||16th January 2016||2015-2016|
|Swansea City 0-3 AFC Bournemouth||31st December 2016||2016-2017|
|Chelsea 0-3 AFC Bournemouth||31st January 2018||2017-2018|
|Newcastle United 1-3 AFC Bournemouth||5th March 2016||2015-2016|
|AFC Bournemouth 2-0 Sunderland||19th September 2015||2015-2016|
|AFC Bournemouth 2-0 Southampton||1st March 2016||2015-2016|
|AFC Bournemouth 2-0 Swansea City||18th March 2017||2016-2017|
Worst Premier League Defeats
|Manchester City 5-1 AFC Bournemouth||17th October 2015||2015-2016|
|AFC Bournemouth 1-5 Tottenham Hotspur||25th October 2015||2015-2016|
|AFC Bournemouth 0-4 Manchester City||2nd April 2016||2015-2016|
|Manchester City 4-0 AFC Bournemouth||17th September 2016||2016-2017|
|Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 AFC Bournemouth||15th April 2017||2016-2017|
|AFC Bournemouth 0-4 Liverpool FC||17th December 2017||2017-2018|
|Manchester City 4-0 AFC Bournemouth||23rd December 2017||2017-2018|
|Everton 6-3 AFC Bournemouth||4th February 2017||2016-2017|
|AFC Bournemouth 1-4 Chelsea||23rd April 2016||2015-2016|
|Huddersfield Town 4-1 AFC Bournemouth||11th February 2018||2017-2018|
|Manager||No of Seasons managed||Left the Club|
Highest Home Attendances
|AFC Bournemouth 2-1 Burnley||13th May 2017||11,388||2016-2017|
|AFC Bournemouth 1-2 Liverpool FC||17th April 2016||11,386||2015-2016|
|AFC Bournemouth 3-2 West Ham United||11th March 2017||11,369||2016-2017|
|AFC Bournemouth 1-4 Chelsea||23rd April 2016||11,365||2015-2016|
|AFC Bournemouth 0-2 Arsenal||7th February 2016||11,357||2015-2016|
|AFC Bournemouth 1-3 Manchester United||14th August 2016||11,355||2016-2017|
|AFC Bournemouth 2-1 Manchester United||12th December 2015||11,334||2015-2016|
|AFC Bournemouth 1-5 Tottenham Hotspur||25th October 2015||11,332||2015-2016|
|AFC Bournemouth 1-0 Everton||24th September 2016||11,291||2016-2017|
|AFC Bournemouth 0-2 Crystal Palace||31st January 2017||11,286||2016-2017|
In 2008, AFC Bournemouth entered administration and a year later, escaped relegation to the non-league on the final day of the season. Seven years on, they were playing in the top-flight in one of the most remarkable journeys in recent times. Eddie Howe’s side are always entertaining to watch and he has never altered his style of play. It saw them finish a fantastic ninth in the table in just their second season in the Premier League.
Having won promotion to the top-flight as Championship champions, AFC Bournemouth were a breath of fresh air in 2015-2016 and comfortably survived in their first season at this level. After two narrow opening defeats to Aston Villa and Liverpool FC, they defeated West Ham United 4-3 at Upton Park to register their first Premier League victory. Callum Wilson not only scored the Cherries first goal at this level but he scored the first hat-trick of the season.
Back-to-back 5-1 defeats to Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur left Eddie Howe’s side in the bottom three at the end of October and they were having no luck with injuries. ACL injuries ended the season of summer arrival Tyrone Mings and would put Wilson and Max Gradel out for many months. Bournemouth rallied though in early December, pulling off stunning wins in successive weekends. First, Glenn Murray’s header off the bench defeated freefalling champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. That was followed by a home win over Manchester United with ex-Red Devil Josh King scoring the winner.
They always remained outside the bottom three from that point onwards and even hit the dizzy heights of 11th spot with a 2-1 away win at Aston Villa in April. Despite collecting just one point from their last five games, Bournemouth’s season had been a qualified success which also saw them break their transfer record to sign Benik Afobe from Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Bournemouth’s 127th year of existence started badly with defeats in the first two matches for the second successive season. Their first win came in their fourth match, with the returning Callum Wilson scoring the winning goal against West Bromwich Albion.
In October, newly-promoted Hull City were well-beaten 6-1 in what is the club’s biggest Premier League victory. On-loan defender Nathan Ake’s header a month later heralded a 1-0 success at Stoke to see Howe’s side chalk up their first away win of the season. Two weeks later, they were involved in a sensational comeback against Liverpool FC.
Liverpool arrived unbeaten since the second weekend of the campaign and led 2-0 and 3-1 but Bournemouth’s resolve, resilience and team spirit were shown to the maximum as they won 4-3 with Ake scoring the winner in stoppage-time. His departure back to parent club Chelsea in January upset the balance of the club in the early weeks of 2017 and a run of five defeats in seven games put them in the thick of a relegation battle.
A point at Old Trafford in early March started a renaissance in the closing weeks that saw the Cherries move firmly away from any danger. This was despite a second ACL injury for the luckless Wilson and the lack of any consistency from Arsenal loanee Jack Wilshere. A broken leg in mid-April ended Wilshere’s campaign prematurely where he got some useful match practice but didn’t make the impact supporters hoped for on his arrival.
With 16 goals, Josh King sparkled and he scored his maiden hat-trick at this level in a 3-2 win over West Ham United. His late goal on the final Saturday in April at The Stadium of Light also condemned Sunderland to relegation. 11 points from their last five games saw Bournemouth finish a fantastic ninth in the table, ahead of the likes of West Ham, Leicester City and Stoke.
Hopes were high for Bournemouth’s third Premier League term which saw the return of Ake on a permanent deal from Chelsea and the experienced Jermain Defoe added to the striking options. Once again, they made a slow start and picked up no points from their first four matches.
Victory in a local derby match with Brighton & Hove Albion on Friday Night Football was the first step in the right direction, with Defoe scoring his first goal to win the match. Wilson returned from his latest lay-off and reminded everyone of his qualities with a fantastic hat-trick in a 4-0 victory over Huddersfield Town in November. However, Bournemouth would spend Christmas in the bottom three after successive 4-0 losses to Liverpool FC and Manchester City.
2018 looks far rosier. Bournemouth put together their best-ever run of seven matches unbeaten before a recent 4-1 reverse at Huddersfield. This included a stunning 3-0 victory at Stamford Bridge over Chelsea. The journey to the golden sky for the highly-rated Howe and his exciting side continues.