Confirmed Bournemouth v West Ham lineups: Afobe makes debut, Dimitri Payet starts

Here is how Bournemouth and West Ham will line up this evening...

Bournemouth go into tonight's game against West Ham having beaten Birmingham City 2-1 in the FA Cup on Saturday, and have lost just one of their last eight Premier League games in a fine run of form for Eddie Howe's men.

Howe has been busy in the transfer market already this month, bringing in Benik Afobe, Lewis Grabban and Juan Iturbe to strengthen his attacking options.

Afobe, signed from Wolverhampton Wanderers, is named in the starting line-up by Howe, whilst Grabban and Iturbe are available from the bench alongside Glenn Murray and Sylvain Distin in a strong substitutes bench.

Meanwhile, West Ham are coming off the back of a 1-0 FA Cup win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, which followed two successive Premier League victories.

Slaven Bilic's match-winner against Wolves was Nikica Jelavic, but it wasn't enough for him to earn a starting role, as Andy Carroll leads the line once again

The big team news for West Ham is that playmaker Dimitri Payet starts for the first time since going off injured against Everton in November - a welcome boost for Bilic given the Frenchman's exceptional quality.

Pedro Obiang partners Mark Noble in midfield, whilst Michail Antonio and Enner Valencia will occupy the flanks in a strong Hammers side.

The bench features players such as Winston Reid, Carl Jenkinson and Alex Song, though Cheikhou Kouyate misses out through injury.

Bournemouth lineup


  • Artur Boruc
  • Steve Cook
  • Charlie Daniels
  • Simon Francis
  • Adam Smith
  • Harry Arter
  • Dan Gosling
  • Matt Ritchie
  • Junior Stanislas
  • Andrew Surman
  • Benik Afobe

Substitutes: Adam Federici, Sylvain Distin, Eunan O'Kane, Marc Pugh, Lewis Grabban, Juan Iturbe, Glenn Murray.

West Ham lineup


  • Adri├ín
  • James Collins
  • Aaron Cresswell
  • Angelo Ogbonna
  • James Tomkins
  • Michail Antonio
  • Mark Noble
  • Pedro Obiang
  • Dimitri Payet
  • Andy Carroll
  • Enner Valencia

Substitutes: Darren Randolph, Carl Jenkinson, Reece Oxford, Winston Reid, Josh Cullen, Alexandre Song, Nikica Jelavic.

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