Confirmed: Bournemouth v Derby lineups

Bournemouth AFC player huddle

Here are the teams for Bournemouth against Derby County this evening.

AFC Bournemouth go into the game against Derby County looking to defend their position at the top of the Championship. Eddie Howe’s side may only be ahead on goal difference but they are the team holding top spot and they will want to stay there for the rest of the season. The Cherries have secured back-to-back wins in the Championship after they were beaten in the FA Cup by Aston Villa. They have the best attacking record in the division.

Derby’s inspiration for the match is knowing that a win will put them into the outright lead at the top of the table. They have also been in good form leading into this game and it’s a great chance for Steve McClaren’s side to execute a professional away performance. Derby have a slightly better defensive record, which should work in their favour and they have the talent in attack to decide this game. It will be interesting to see if the boss makes any subtle tweaks to his team to guard against the pace Bournemouth possess in wide areas and in their attack.

Bournemouth lineup

Starting:

  • Artur Boruc
  • Steve Cook
  • Charlie Daniels
  • Tommy Elphick
  • Simon Francis
  • Harry Arter
  • Marc Pugh
  • Matt Ritchie
  • Andrew Surman
  • Yann Kermorgant
  • Callum Wilson

Substitutes: Lee Camp, Adam Smith, Elliott Ward, Ryan Fraser, Shaun MacDonald, Junior Stanislas, Brett Pitman.

Derby lineup

Starting:

  • Lee Grant
  • Jake Buxton
  • Cyrus Christie
  • Craig Forsyth
  • Richard Keogh
  • Jeff Hendrick
  • Will Hughes
  • Tom Ince
  • Omar Mascarell
  • Jamie Ward
  • Chris Martin

Substitutes: Kelle Roos, Ryan Shotton, Stephen Warnock, Craig Bryson, Simon Dawkins, Jesse Lingard, Darren Bent.

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