Bournemouth Lose Lewis Cook for the Rest of the Season

By: SBAT Staff

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Bournemouth may have picked up a win in midweek to end their unbeaten run, but they have been dealt some bad news from that game with the news that Lewis Cook will miss the next six to nine months, ending his season. It is a big blow for the 21 year old, who became the the first Bournemouth player to win an international cap in March when England played Italy. Cook has played 56 games for Bournemouth in all competitions, and has slowly become a vitally important member of their team. At just 21 there is likely to be even more to come from him over the coming years, and hopefully he can recover and come back even better after this injury.

Bournemouth started the season well but they went on a losing run before beating Huddersfield during midweek. They need to use that victory to kick on and maintain their league position, there are a number of clubs around them all on similar points. Just five points separate Everton in 6th position with West Ham in 13th, and Bournemouth are in 7th right now. A good run would move them away from the mid-table teams below them while a poor run in the build up to Christmas would drag them down and allow other to overtake them, which is not what they need.

Despite winning in midweek, Bournemouth will not find things easy on Saturday. They take on Liverpool in the early kick off in what will be a real test for them against one of the two remaining unbeaten clubs in the Premier League. It is no surprise to see Liverpool as the favourites for this one, they are priced up at 11/20 to win the game, while Bournemouth are available at 24/5 and the draw can be backed at 10/3.