AFC Bournemouth Squad, Team, All Players 2017/2018

AFC Bournemouth 2017/18 Squad

Bournemouth have been improving their squad this summer ahead of the 2017/18 season. After a successful first season in the Premier League in 2015/16, Bournemouth were tipped by many to go down in the 2016/17 season. However, they actually built on their initial successful season and improved their finish, adding some good players to their team along the way. Eddie Howe has done a fine job of keeping them in the league and is starting to turn them into a force to be reckoned with. You can view Bournemouth’s 2017/18 transfers list here.


The AFC Bournemouth squad line up 2017/18 season will consist of these players.

AFC Bournemouth Goalkeepers

  • Asmir Begovic
  • Artur Boruc
  • Adam Federici

The Bournemouth goalkeeping options are pretty solid at the club at the moment. They already had a reliable man between the sticks in Artur Boruc but have strengthened that position further this summer by signing Asmir Begovic from Chelsea. You would expect those two players to battle it out for the #1 spot this season as they bid for survival in their 3rd consecutive Premier League season.

AFC Bournemouth Defenders

  • Nathan Ake
  • Steve Cook
  • Tyrone Mings
  • Marc Wilson
  • Baily Cargill
  • Charlie Daniels
  • Brad Smith
  • Simon Francis

Bournemouth are doing alright at the back and the permanent addition of Nathan Ake is a massive boost for them. Ake spent half of last season on loan with the Cherries last season but was recalled by his parent club Chelsea in January. At Stamford Bridge, he got very little time on the pitch and as a result Bournemouth opted to buy him permanently in summer 2017 for around £20million.

AFC Bournemouth Midfielders

  • Lewis Cook
  • Dan Gosling
  • Harry Arter
  • Andrew Surman
  • Emerson Hyndman

As you can see, Bournemouth are looking pretty thin in the midfield area. They had more options last season, including the on-loan Jack Wilshere from Arsenal, but now that he’s gone back they leave themselves with only a few options. This will probably be fine for them however as they have no European football so in most cases will only be playing one game per week.

AFC Bournemouth Forwards

  • Max Gradel
  • Ryan Fraiser
  • Junior Stanislas
  • Jordan Ibe
  • Benik Afobe
  • Mark Pugh
  • Connor Mahoney
  • Joshua King
  • Callum Wilson
  • Jermain Defoe
  • Lys Mousset

Bournemouth have much more choice in the attacking areas of the field. They have some really talented strikers and wide-men that are capable of doing damage to any team. The Cherries have re-signed their former striker Jermain Defoe, who had a really good season with Sunderland in 2016/17 despite the club getting relegated from the Premier League. They are in need of plenty of goals this season as they again look to remain the division for the 3rd season in a row.

AFC Bournemouth’s First Six Fixtures

  • West Bromwich Albion (a)
  • Watford (h)
  • Manchester City (a)
  • Arsenal (a)
  • Brighton and Hove Albion (h)
  • Everton (a)

Here you can see that Bournemouth actually have quite a difficult set of opening fixtures. They have tough trips to West Brom, Manchester City, Arsenal and Everton all inside the six games, just leaving two games at home for them. I think they will struggle to come out with more than 7 points from the opening games and getting more than that would be a really big achievement for Eddie Howe’s side. We will sure see after these games how ready the AFC Bournemouth squad is for facing up to the big test of staying in the Premier League.