Five Key Matches
v Manchester United (H) on August 14
Bournemouth have the toughest opening fixture in the Premier League as the Jose Mourinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic circus comes to town.
v Burnley (A) on December 11
It’s the Eddie Howe Derby – the Bournemouth manager was the Clarets’ gaffer for a season. He will definitely be targeting three points off the newly-promoted side.
v Southampton (H) on December 18
Bournemouth’s promotion has given Southampton a south coast rival and while not quite the Merseyside derby, local bragging rights are still on the line.
v Chelsea (A) on December 27
The festive period is a crucial time in the Premier League season and after beating Chelsea in this fixture last season Eddie Howe’s men will be looking to cause another upset.
v Leicester City (A) on May 22
A clash with last season’s title holders could be the difference of life or death in the Premier League next season…maybe even for both clubs.
SBS Host Lucy Zelic's Prediction: 18th
Surviving their first-ever campaign in the top flight was quite an accomplishment for Bournemouth but coach Eddie Howe will be aiming for mid-table safety with the aid of some promising talent including Dutch Under-21 defender Nathan Ake, on loan from Chelsea.