Bournemouth vs Everton preview: Will their be a repeat of November thriller?

A look ahead to the FA Cup fixture at the Vitality Stadium

It’s a big game for…

Joel Robles: Not just making another of his regular FA Cup appearances, the Spaniard has recently become the favoured number one with his impressive displays between the sticks. Keeping Tim Howard out of the team, he kept three consecutive clean sheets before last weekend’s disappointing 1-0 loss to West Brom. As good as Everton have been in attack, they have shown they can be equally as weak defending, so he’s likely to be in for another busy afternoon.

Best stat…

Charlie Daniels has provided the most assists by a defender in the Premier League this season (5)

Remember when…

Junior Stanislas equalised with a 98th minute header after Ross Barkley looked to have settled the match just three minutes earlier during this season’s Premier League meeting at Dean Court.

Player to watch…

Ross Barkley: It’s hard to keep a track of how many times the England midfielder has been awarded man of the match this season such has been his high level of consistency. Operating in his favoured advanced central position, he has been the creative outlet which makes Everton such a potent attacking force.  The Toffees produced 18 shots on goal without scoring last weekend. Expect Barkley and co to put that right here.

Past three-meetings…

Bournemouth 3 (Smith, Stanislas 2) Everton 3 (Funes Mori, Lukaku, Barkley), November 2015

Bournemouth 0 Everton 2 (Lineker, Richardson), October 1985

Everton 3 (Lineker, Marshall, OG) Bournemouth 2, September 1985

Form Guide…

Bournemouth:  WDWWLL

Everton: LLWWWL

Vital Information…

KICK-OFF TIME: 5.15pm, Saturday 20

TV: BBC One

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