Sep 15, 2017 at 8pm UK at ​Dean Court
Attendance: 10,369
BrightonBrighton & Hove Albion
Surman (67'), Defoe (73')
FT(HT: 0-0)
March (55')

Eddie Howe: 'Bournemouth going back to basics after poor start'

Howe: 'Bournemouth going back to basics'
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Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe believes that victory against Brighton & Hove Albion on Friday night will help his side "turn things around" in the Premier League.

Eddie Howe has revealed that he has told his Bournemouth players to go "back to basics" as they seek their first points of the Premier League season.

The Cherries have kicked off their 2017-18 campaign with four successive defeats, conceding eight goals - including three against Arsenal last time out - and scoring just one.

Ahead of Friday night's home tie with newly-promoted side Brighton & Hove Albion, Howe believes that one positive result is all that is required for his side to finally kickstart their campaign.

"We've gone back to basics and worked on getting the fundamentals of our game back," he told reporters. "There's been plenty of other moments that have been equally difficult. It's never been a straight line of success.

"I'd never question the attitude of my players. I'd question the performances, but never the attitude. We've come back before and we'll do it again. We haven't changed how we work, just made it better. I think one result can turn things around very quickly.

"From watching Brighton play, they've got a good team, a good balance and they're going to be tough to beat. There are definitely parallels with the two clubs," he said. "When you see the job that Chris has done, it's very impressive."

Bournemouth are aiming to avoid becoming the fourth club to start a Premier League season with five defeats from five.

Eddie Howe looks downbeat during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Watford on August 19, 2017
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