Preview - AFC Bournemouth



  • West Ham prepare for first Premier League game at London Stadium
  • Both teams looking for first Premier League points of the season
  • Argentine striker Jonathan Calleri available for top flight debut

Where and when?

West Ham United v AFC Bournemouth
Premier League
London Stadium
Sunday 21 August 2016, 4pm BST

What’s the story?

The third of the London Stadium firsts arrives on Sunday when the Hammers welcome AFC Bournemouth to east London.
Following on from the first European game against AFC Bournemouth and the official opening against Juventus, Eddie Howe’s Cherries provide the first Premier League opposition in E20.
Both teams are looking for their first victory of the league season, having fallen to defeats on the opening weekend.
Bournemouth lost out at home to Manchester United, as Jose Mourinho celebrated his first Premier League game in charge with a 3-1 victory.
Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were on target to ensure Adam Smith’s reply counted for little.
The Cherries are in their second season as a top flight side, having entertained with their free-flowing football en route to safety last term.
West Ham fans will be well aware of their attacking prowess, with Slaven Bilic’s men having fallen to a 4-3 defeat against Bournemouth at the Boleyn Ground last term.
But it is the 3-1 success at the Vitality Stadium in the return fixture that the Hammers will look to, as they look to get their 2016/17 campaign up an running.

Team news

The Hammers have a number of injury worries with Andre Ayew (thigh) and Aaron Cresswell (knee) missing for the visit of the Cherries.
Manuel Lanzini is back in training but is not yet ready for a return following his knee problem, but Jonathan Calleri could make his Premier League debut after completing his loan move from South America this week.
Bournemouth could hand a debut to new signing Marc Wilson, but former Hammer Junior Stanislas and defender Tyrone Mings are injured.

Any links between the two?

Bournemouth forward Junior Stanislas came through the Academy to begin his career. 
The south Londoner played 42 league games in Claret and Blue, scoring five goals, before moving on to Burnley in 2011.
He signed for Bournemouth three years later and has since notched four times in 32 league outings.

How do I get to the game?

The Hammers play at London Stadium for the first time in the Premier League on Sunday. Click here for the latest travel information on the Underground.
Click here for travel news on Abellio Greater Anglia trains.
Supporters with Blue Badge parking at London Stadium should please note that the parking area cannot be accessed until two hours before kick-off.

How can I watch the game?

The match is being broadcast live in the UK on Sky Sports 1.