Cherries may inflict further misery on Black Cats
Rock-bottom Sunderland are in desperate trouble and unlikely to be given any respite on the south coast.
Bournemouth will be in Sunderland’s faces from the off with their high-tempo, pressing game and can make amends for last Saturday’s disappointing 2-0 loss at Middlesbrough.
Eddie Howe’s side have taken ten points from their last four home games, while Sunderland are seeking to avoid a fifth successive defeat.
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Bournemouth Andrew Surman (hamstring) is out and Junior Stanlislas (calf) is a doubt.
Sunderland John O’Shea, Lee Cattermole (hernia) and Seb Larsson (knee) are sidelined for the visitors.
Sunderland have not won any of their last 11 league games