Albion made one change from their 3-1 win over West Brom last weekend, with captain Bruno left out despite recovering from a back injury sustained six days ago.
It was probably a tad harsh on Brighton & Hove Albion, who had ceded possession but limited Bournemouth to crumbs.
The Cherries were 9-4-6 at Vitality Stadium last season but have lost their first two games at Dean Court this season. "I hope that's the kick-start, the confidence boost that he needs because he could be a difference-maker for us".
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"We defended really well all game". But if we're in a situation where we need to put him in from the off, then there's no doubt he's ready now.
"Historically we've always been very very good with the ball, very confident, and we haven't quite seen that".
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Bournemouth is a team that has a lot of heart and they have shown this is the way that they have been playing all season and in the past few season.
Jermain Defoe has scored only one goal in his last 17 Premier League appearances, in Sunderland's 2-0 victory at Hull City on 6 May.Defoe could feature against a 39th different club in the Premier League.
The Eagles sit rock bottom of the division with no points and no goals scored and will become the first side in top flight history to lose their first five games without scoring should the Saints win to nil.