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FPL 2022/23 team reviews: Bournemouth

Our team-by-team review of the 2022/23 Fantasy Premier League (FPL) season continues with Bournemouth.

We’ll analyse the attacking and defensive team stats, while we also reveal which players posed the biggest goal threat and who carried the most assist potential.

Each club will also be previewed nearer to Gameweek 1 as we look more closely at new transfers, pre-season results and fans’ expectations.

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BOURNEMOUTH IN 2022/23: ATTACK

TotalRank v other clubs
Goals scored3717th
Shots35820th
Shots in the box25817th
Shots on target12618th
Big chances5018th=
Expected goals (xG)39.5018th
Non-penalty expected goals (NPxG)39.5016th

It was a brilliant first season back in the Premier League for Bournemouth as they finished 15th, making themselves safe with four games to spare. However, scoring goals proved to be problematic.

Scott Parker was sacked a month into the 2022/23 season, with his replacement Gary O’Neil successfully steering the Cherries away from danger, but attacking issues remained.

In 18 of their 38 Premier League matches, they failed to score, with their 37-goal haul fewer than all top-flight sides bar Wolverhampton Wanderers (31), Everton (34) and Southampton (36).

Not being awarded a single penalty all season didn’t help. For someone like Dominic Solanke, that could be important when weighing up his 2023/24 prospects, which we’ll discuss in further detail later on.

Incoming boss Andoni Iraola can at least take encouragement from the fact Bournemouth did convert opportunities when they arrived, with their 10.3% goal conversion rate placing them mid-table.

BOURNEMOUTH IN 2022/23: DEFENCE

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  1. Philosopher's Stones
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 5 days ago

    Awoniyi - Solanke - Morris upfront. Sealed and signed.

    1. Lovren an elevator
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 5 days ago

      We joke but there could be some serious numbers between those 3!

  2. Andy_Social
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 5 days ago

    Hang on, being a paid-up member is not good enough to read these articles now??? Now you have to go 'premium'! I'm not suckered by the free taster - if the deal is we have to cough up more to get the same, I'm outta here this season 🙁

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 5 days ago

      Nah it's just the name, Andy - 'Premium' Member is just what the old paying 'Member' was.

      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 5 days ago

        But I can't read this article on Bournemouth - it ways I need to be a premium member. I'm currently logged in n my regular paid-up account.

      2. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 5 days ago

        It says yours expired yesterday, mind...

        1. Andy_Social
          • 11 Years
          11 months, 5 days ago

          Okay, I was out of the country yesterday. But am I not on auto-renew? How can I tell?

          1. Skonto Rigga
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 6 Years
            11 months, 5 days ago

            It should be, Andy, unless there was a problem with the method of payment. I'll pass your case on straight away to the folk who deal with the subs and they can have a look.

            1. Andy_Social
              • 11 Years
              11 months, 5 days ago

              Cheers. I renewed last year because it was on the same rate as over the last few years. If the price is higher because I have to start again, I'm out.

            2. Deulofail
              • 8 Years
              11 months, 5 days ago

              Mine also apparently wasn't on auto-renew. I think something with a free trial might have interfered with auto-renewal last year, and when FFS initiated a manual renewal, they didn't activate auto-renewal either, even though that's what I was asking for. (Though I have since decided not to renew). Now the expiry date is wrong and they don't want to do anything about it.

              1. Sure You Did
                • 1 Year
                11 months, 4 days ago

                Thought you were leaving?

          2. Eze Really?
            • 10 Years
            11 months, 5 days ago

            And mine?
            When did you take my money last time and why is not everyone who has been a member multiple years not the same date?

            1. Skonto Rigga
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 6 Years
              11 months, 5 days ago

              Andy/De Zerb...

              Your current memberships have been fixed and will run to the end of their respective terms. I've been told the confusion was because of expired payment methods on Stripe, which - according to the tech folk - means you've had the last year for free! Let me know if this is not the case.

              To keep your memberships beyond the current term (or to confirm a cancellation), can you email support@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk? Very sorry for the faff, it's beyond my comprehension and I'm just passing on the messages.

              1. Andy_Social
                • 11 Years
                11 months, 5 days ago

                Thanks for the response - not that I understand it any better than you! Pretty sure I did get charged last year but can't check it one way or the other at the moment. Anyway, I'll email now as requested.

                1. Skonto Rigga
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 6 Years
                  11 months, 5 days ago

                  Thanks, Andy - sorry again!

              2. Eze Really?
                • 10 Years
                11 months, 4 days ago

                Tnks for he reply. Though I assure you i did not get for free. Apparently, a reduced rate if paid early and automatically.

  3. CONNERS
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 5 days ago

    Bilva could've chosen to play for almost any club in Europe and looks like he's going to Saudi Arabia.

    Do you think he'll be "loaned" to Newcastle?

    1. Hawk
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 5 days ago

      I want him and Neves to be loaned back to Nrescastle. I want to have a good laugh watching Gary and Jamie's reaction.

    2. Tomerick
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 5 days ago

      I’ve seen this theory floating around but I don’t think it would fly even if it is technically within the rules.

      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 5 days ago

        I find it very hard to believe he'll go to Saudi. At best, he may be allowing rumours to negotiate higher wage offers in Europe.

        One point that I learned today is that most of the players (esp based at Chelsea) who have accepted or are likely to accept offers in Saudi are Muslim. Obviously that doesn't include Ronaldo, but then he found himself basically unemployable anywhere else.

        1. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 5 days ago

          I was thinking the other day if Ronaldo had joined Arsenal in January they probably would have got over the line and won the league.

          We had Nketiah as main striker instead

          1. I Member
            • 8 Years
            11 months, 5 days ago

            Nketiah is better than Ronaldo these days.

            1. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
              • 3 Years
              11 months, 5 days ago

              Come on now

          2. Tomerick
            • 9 Years
            11 months, 5 days ago

            Ronaldo would have done exactly what he did at Utd. Score some goals but destroy the team dynamic leading to less goals over all and years to get the team back where it was.

          3. Sure You Did
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 4 days ago

            Why would Ronaldo got to a bit part team full of bottlers?

    3. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 5 days ago

      One season in Saudi, then free transfer Chelsea then sold to Newcastle for £200m

      Would be my guess

      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 5 days ago

        I was sceptical when you insinuated this a few days back, but I'm now smelling the stench. This video seems a balanced analysis

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsoDltnFXuY
        Is Saudi Arabia Helping Chelsea Cheat?

        1. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 5 days ago

          It just seems too easy that they're getting rid of all their expensive flops who were on massive wages.

          They'd usually be stuck with these kinds of players.

          1. Andy_Social
            • 11 Years
            11 months, 5 days ago

            What not in question is that it's desperately unfair that they suffer no consequences for their utterly hopeless transfer policy. What is in question is whether this is all legal and above board. If the Premier League have recently brought in a new policy to examine suspicious transfers, they'd better damn well use it here, as Gary Neville assets.

  4. Tomerick
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 5 days ago

    The tick boxes are back! Old, safe, familiar tick boxes. Maybe it’s like what Coca Cola did. Freak everyone out with the foul tasting new Coke and then being back classic Coca Cola.

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 5 days ago

      Next week we're abandoning the new updates and bringing back this design from 2007: https://web.archive.org/web/20070311165041/http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/

      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 5 days ago

        Eew. That's the thing about nostalgia...

      2. Marvin of all he surveys
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 5 days ago

        Too late. The rumblings of revolution have already begun.

    2. CONNERS
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 5 days ago

      I hope you ran this past FPL Virg first!?

  5. Andy_Social
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 5 days ago

    Anyway, Bournemouth. With their opening fixtures, I think it's safe to say it will be stress free to sit back and observe how they start with their new manager before considering adding any of their assets to our initial squads.

    1. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 5 days ago

      If Billing is cheap enough, I might have him from the start

      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 5 days ago

        You mean less than 5.5m? That's where I'd put him.

  6. I Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 5 days ago

    Home page looks a lot better now.

    1. Deulofail
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 5 days ago

      Looks better, but still not great. I do like that I know what things are (although not on first glance), compared to the previous home page which I never used besides finding the latest article.

      The black block of articles should still be labelled as "featured articles" so we know what it is. And latest articles should be headed with "latest articles". There seems to be redundancy in the news-style ticker, since it includes featured articles, which doesn't help the user know where to look for things. Also it's not particularly user-friendly. And it's a weird choice to include 'latest video' in the ticker since it's already of date.

      As per the egregious black menu bar on article pages on desktop, it seems the priority is just to have a place to dump the latest links for the latest user funnel strategy. Ironically, I never look and click at things like that because they are more confusing than just putting information in the place you would expect it.

      1. Deulofail
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 5 days ago

        (That black menus bar is on all pages actually. I hate it so much!!!)

    2. mad_beer ✅
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 5 days ago

      The green text on the black background is awful. The scrolling thing is so out of date. Who does that now? I actually don't mind the black bar on the articles. Sorry Deulofail.

      1. Deulofail
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 5 days ago

        You probably have a screen resolution that still gives enough useable space below it. For me, the green and black bars take up so much space, and the website is already unnecessarily squashed on either side.

        I actually don't mind the green-on-black text, but it's because my screen is super bright. It's still a bad choice.

  7. George Sillett
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 5 days ago

    Imminent third bid for Declan Rice from Arsenal expected shortly according to football London. Will Kronke the fraudster stump up the extra £10M out of his $12.9B resources to get the deal through ?

    1. Deulofail
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 5 days ago

      Reported

    2. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 5 days ago

      hopefully

      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 5 days ago

        If he ends up going to City because Kronke's people were faffing about over add-ons, Arteta should seriously consider walking.

        1. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 5 days ago

          Looks like more dithering. Happens a lot.

          I'm resigned to him going to City now, although it sounds like Rice is keen to go to Arsenal if they can get the bid right.

          1. George Sillett
            • 8 Years
            11 months, 5 days ago

            That's the ridiculous thing about the whole situation. He's made it perfectly clear that Arsenal is his preferred option. I would be fuming if I was an Arsenal fan and he didn't end up there

        2. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 5 days ago

          Arteta should have walked when he got Trossard instead of Mudryk then right?

          Rice is just one of many targets, and Arsenal are playing the market now like they have done, with some success, for a few windows now. They will have a strategy if they miss out but just paying silly money because ₵ity "might" be interested is not a model of how to run a club/business.

    3. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 5 days ago

      Doesn't matter what Kroenke net worth is. He still has to abide by FFP rules.

      1. Deulofail
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 5 days ago

        There's no point debating it. The thread will get deleted. Save your energy

        1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 5 days ago

          My new strat is to share my bad opinions faster than the mods can delete them.

    4. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 5 days ago

      Next man quotes Football London. Lol

      1. George Sillett
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 5 days ago

        What sources so you rely on ? Stan Knonke the St Louis liar ? Seems to be a theme with Arsenal connections

    5. Arteta
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 5 days ago

      Yeah, paying an extra £10m is fine. But if Hammers become even more greedy and suddenly start dreaming about £120m with add-ons or even more, Edu and Co. will 100% walk away. We've missed out on even better players with greater potential in the past for much smaller transfer fees.

      1. George Sillett
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 5 days ago

        I get your point entirely but surely the play would have been to go in at the start with a higher offer as opposed to one that was inevitably going to be turned down. Rice is the kind of player a midfield is built around and the viable alternatives appear to me to be players that will attract bidding wars anyway. In my opinion dithering around for this player is a mistake , just go out and buy him.

        1. Arteta
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 5 days ago

          I totally agree with you. They should definitely make both offers with fewer installments and realistic add-ons, and it would be a done deal by now. I think that West Ham would actually accept a whole package of guaranteed £90m plus £10–15m before City got involved, and we could all move on from this saga in June. I'm afraid it will drag on for days or weeks now, and he may not even sign for us at the end. We'll see.

  8. Deulofail
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 5 days ago

    Only 5 results when using search function on chrome desktop and it can't figure out how to align them

    https://prnt.sc/RX6tlf1F37C3
    https://prnt.sc/4zniDHL4BvuX
    https://prnt.sc/EX5mjCdSgSJV

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 5 days ago

      You know how much I hate people moaning about the site on here 😉

  9. The Knights Template
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 5 days ago

    Would you say Billing has a beard? I'd quite like him in mine team but the goatee and floating mutton chop is making me think twice.

    1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 5 days ago

      He still has the summer to get his facial hair up to scratch. I'm sure Iraola is working on it with him right now.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 5 days ago

        He also seems to have tattooed his exam notes on his arm. I'd counsel long sleeves if I were his manager.

    2. Arteta
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 5 days ago

      You're mixing between two players. Solanke (#9) has a patchy beard, and Billing (#29) has a full beard.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers, beard clarification always welcome. I'm not that familiar with the Bournemouth beards.

    3. CONNERS
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 5 days ago

      Quite a number of beards in the Luton squad.

      None are particularly impressive, although they'd do for the bench I suppose?

      https://www.lutontown.co.uk/teams/first-team/

      1. The Knights Template
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 5 days ago

        Cheap bear fodder always welcome.

    4. Mirror Man
        11 months, 4 days ago

        It's an abomination and would lower the morale of a fully bearded squad. I'd give to backhand slap that mutton chop until it falls off. Very satisfying.

        1. Andy_Social
          • 11 Years
          11 months, 4 days ago

          If God is all-powerful, can he give a player a hairless beard?

          1. Mirror Man
              11 months, 4 days ago

              Not necessary these days. People can just identify as bearded folk and there's nothing we can do about it as we have to respect their mental health issues in full.

              1. Andy_Social
                • 11 Years
                11 months, 4 days ago

                When do they get their own bathroom?

                1. Mirror Man
                    11 months, 4 days ago

                    A day after they ask for it.

                  • Andy_Social
                    • 11 Years
                    11 months, 4 days ago

                    I'm still wondering if people are born with beards, or if they're just a modern social construct, and whether there are supposedly dozens of types of beards or just the three. Man, the old days with tight shorts and clean faces were so much simpler.

                    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                      • 6 Years
                      11 months, 4 days ago

                      What about tight shorts and moustaches?

                      1. Mirror Man
                          11 months, 4 days ago

                          Hasn't been a thing since 1945

                        • Andy_Social
                          • 11 Years
                          11 months, 4 days ago

                          Wasn't that just the Liverpool kit? They always did things differently there.

                          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                            • 6 Years
                            11 months, 4 days ago

                            And Magnum.

                        • panda07
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          11 months, 4 days ago

                          Don't forget the perm. The male perm will rise again one day!

                          1. Andy_Social
                            • 11 Years
                            11 months, 4 days ago

                            Oh my god - permed beards. It will happen. You heard it here first 😯

                          2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                            • 6 Years
                            11 months, 4 days ago

                            Too young the last time, too bald the next time. So unfair.

          2. Lovren an elevator
            • 8 Years
            11 months, 5 days ago

            Who do we think will be the top/nailed Attackers ar Chelsea under Poch?

            1. Now I'm Panicking
              • 9 Years
              11 months, 5 days ago

              Sounds like a "wait for pre-season" question

              1. Lovren an elevator
                • 8 Years
                11 months, 5 days ago

                True, just curious even though is speculation at this point, some people on here are very good at that kind of thing to be fair

            2. Arteta
              • 8 Years
              11 months, 5 days ago

              Nkunku is the one.

            3. I Member
              • 8 Years
              11 months, 5 days ago

              Nkunku

              1. Andy_Social
                • 11 Years
                11 months, 4 days ago

                Nkunku for me. This Jackson dude seems to have been good for a few weeks.

              2. Mirror Man
                  11 months, 4 days ago

                  Gesundheit

            4. FPL Blow-In
              • 11 Years
              11 months, 5 days ago

              Not really news but deal done for Neves

              https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/66005040

              1. CONNERS
                • 5 Years
                11 months, 4 days ago

                I'd imagine there are a few clauses in the contract (if you get my drift).

            5. The Knights Template
              • 10 Years
              11 months, 5 days ago

              Why isn't squash a popular sport anymore?

              1. The Knights Template
                • 10 Years
                11 months, 4 days ago

                There's a squash centre in Bournemouth, near the Hobbycraft head office and the airport.

                1. The Knights Template
                  • 10 Years
                  11 months, 4 days ago

                  I'd be more interested in visiting Hobbycraft to tell the truth, assuming they have Airfix models - which you think they would being next to an airport and not too far away from the Bournemouth Aviation Museum.

              2. CONNERS
                • 5 Years
                11 months, 4 days ago

                Caber tossing has replaced it as the number 1 spectator sport.

              3. RedLightning
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 13 Years
                11 months, 4 days ago

                Lack of TV coverage, decline in the number of courts, COVID.
                It has steadily declined in the UK since 2004, but I suspect that it's still more popular than real tennis or jousting!

                Did you know that there was a squash court on the Titanic for first class passengers when it sank in 1912?

                1. The Knights Template
                  • 10 Years
                  11 months, 4 days ago

                  No I did not, and I will refrain from making squash jokes.

                  1. Freshy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 13 Years
                    11 months, 4 days ago

                    Pickleball is the rage
                    Less sweat and athletic ability required

                    1. Sure You Did
                      • 1 Year
                      11 months, 4 days ago

                      It is mostly for losers with mental issues tbh.

                      1. Now I'm Panicking
                        • 9 Years
                        11 months, 4 days ago

                        Do you play often?

                        1. Sure You Did
                          • 1 Year
                          11 months, 4 days ago

                          With your wife? Yes I do.

                          1. Now I'm Panicking
                            • 9 Years
                            11 months, 4 days ago

                            😀

                    2. The Knights Template
                      • 10 Years
                      11 months, 4 days ago

                      I never knew this existed, you learn something everyday. I don't mind a pickle.

              4. panda07
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                11 months, 4 days ago

                Did you know there is a direct correlation between the decline in squash and the rise in gang activity? Think about it.

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 6 Years
                  11 months, 4 days ago

                  Apparently, the popularity of squash in the UK has steadily declined since 2004, the year Facebook was launched. F**king Zuckerberg.

                  1. panda07
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    11 months, 4 days ago

                    I thought Zuckerberg might have some involvement in but I didn't realise to this extent 😯

                    1. Andy_Social
                      • 11 Years
                      11 months, 4 days ago

                      He's working on launching Instasquah. You'll need a raquet and a £5000 VR headset to play it.

                      1. panda07
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        11 months, 4 days ago

                        Can he recreate the sweating? Squash is not squash without the sweating!

                        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                          • 6 Years
                          11 months, 4 days ago

                          Sweta

                          1. panda07
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            11 months, 4 days ago

                            The virtual court can be named the swetaverse!

                        2. Andy_Social
                          • 11 Years
                          11 months, 4 days ago

                          Yeah, virtual sweating.

                          1. Andy_Social
                            • 11 Years
                            11 months, 4 days ago

                            For an extra £200 you can add the Metasweata app to the headset.

                            1. Andy_Social
                              • 11 Years
                              11 months, 4 days ago

                              Or for £400 the luxury version -- the bettametasweata.

                    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                      • 6 Years
                      11 months, 4 days ago

                      Never thought I'd be cheering on Elon in anything, but now...

            6. The Knights Template
              • 10 Years
              11 months, 4 days ago

              Just next to the Vitality Stadium is the 'Tattoo Removal Service Yorgh'. Just saying.