2017–18 A.F.C. Bournemouth season

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AFC Bournemouth
2017–18 season
Owner Maxim Demin
Chairman Jeff Mostyn
Manager Eddie Howe
Stadium Vitality Stadium
Premier League 12th
FA Cup Third round
EFL Cup Fifth round
Top goalscorer League: Callum Wilson (8)
All: Callum Wilson (9)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2017–18 A.F.C. Bournemouth season was the club's 3rd consecutive season in the top flight of English football and their 128th year in existence.[1] This season Bournemouth participated in the Premier League as well as the FA Cup and EFL Cup.

The season covered the period from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

First-team squad[edit]

As of 31 January 2018[2][3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Poland GK Artur Boruc
2 England DF Simon Francis (captain)
3 England DF Steve Cook
4 England MF Dan Gosling
5 Netherlands DF Nathan Aké
6 England MF Andrew Surman (vice-captain)
7 England MF Marc Pugh
8 Republic of Ireland MF Harry Arter
9 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Benik Afobe
11 England DF Charlie Daniels
12 England GK Aaron Ramsdale
13 England FW Callum Wilson
14 Australia DF Brad Smith
15 England DF Adam Smith
No. Position Player
16 England MF Lewis Cook
17 Norway MF Joshua King
18 England FW Jermain Defoe
19 England MF Junior Stanislas
22 United States MF Emerson Hyndman
23 England MF Connor Mahoney
24 Scotland MF Ryan Fraser
26 England DF Tyrone Mings
27 Bosnia and Herzegovina GK Asmir Begović
29 Wales DF Rhoys Wiggins
31 France FW Lys Mousset
33 England MF Jordon Ibe
36 England FW Matt Butcher

Transfers[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
1 July 2017 CB Netherlands Nathan Aké Chelsea £20,000,000 [4]
1 July 2017 GK Bosnia and Herzegovina Asmir Begović Chelsea £10,000,000 [5]
1 July 2017 CF England Jermain Defoe Sunderland Free [6][7]
1 July 2017 MF England Frankie Vincent Barnet Free [8]
4 July 2017 RM England Connor Mahoney Blackburn Rovers Compensation [9]

Transfers out[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2017 LB England Callum Buckley Weymouth Released [10][a]
1 July 2017 DF England Jake McCarthy Weymouth Released [10][b]
1 July 2017 MF England Matt Neale Free agent Released [10]
8 August 2017 RW England Harry Cornick Luton Town Undisclosed [13]
16 August 2017 RW England Jordan Green Yeovil Town Free [14]
31 August 2017 CB Republic of Ireland Marc Wilson Sunderland Undisclosed [15]
  1. ^ Callum Buckley joined Weymouth following his release.[11]
  2. ^ Jake McCarthy joined Weymouth following his release.[12]

Loans out[edit]

Start date Position Nationality Name To End date Ref.
7 July 2017 GK Republic of Ireland Mark Travers Weymouth January 2018 [16]
18 July 2017 GK England Ryan Allsop Blackpool 30 June 2018 [17]
24 July 2017 RB England Jordan Lee Torquay United January 2018 [18]
26 July 2017 CF England Lewis Grabban Sunderland 30 June 2018 [19]
3 August 2017 FW England Sam Surridge Yeovil Town 30 June 2018 [20]
4 August 2017 CM England Ben Whitfield Port Vale January 2018 [21]
8 August 2017 CM England Sam Matthews Eastleigh January 2018 [22]
16 August 2017 LW Ivory Coast Max Gradel Toulouse 30 June 2018 [23]
17 August 2017 CB England Baily Cargill Fleetwood Town 30 June 2018 [24]
18 August 2017 CF Republic of Ireland Joe Quigley Newport County January 2018 [25]
30 August 2017 RM Romania Mihai Dobre Bury January 2018 [26]
31 August 2017 GK Australia Adam Federici Nottingham Forest 11 September 2017[a] [28]
31 August 2017 DF England Oliver Harfield Poole Town January 2018 [29]
31 August 2017 MF England Matt Worthington Yeovil Town 1 January 2018 [30]
  1. ^ On 11 September 2017, Adam Federici's loan at Nottingham Forest was mutually rescinded due to a knee injury.[27]

Overall transfer activity[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

As of 1 July 2017, AFC Bournemouth have announced six pre-season friendlies against Queens Park Rangers,[31] Yeovil Town,[32] Portsmouth, Valencia,[33] Estoril Praia[34] and Napoli.[35]

Competitions[edit]

Premier League[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
10 Newcastle United 38 12 8 18 39 47 −8 44
11 Crystal Palace 38 11 11 16 45 55 −10 44
12 Bournemouth 38 11 11 16 45 61 −16 44
13 West Ham United 38 10 12 16 48 68 −20 42
14 Watford 38 11 8 19 44 64 −20 41
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored. 4) Play-offs (only if needed to decide champion, teams for relegation or teams for UEFA competitions).[36]

Result summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 11 11 16 45 61  −16 44 7 5 7 26 30  −4 4 6 9 19 31  −12

Last updated: 18 April 2018.
Source: Premier League

Results by matchday[edit]

Matchday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground A H H A H A H A A H A H A H H A A H A H H A H A A H A H A H H A H A H A H A
Result L L L L W L D L W L W W D L D D L L L D W D W D W W L D D L W D D L L L W W
Position 15 17 18 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 16 13 13 15 14 14 14 16 18 18 14 16 13 12 10 9 10 11 12 13 10 10 11 11 11 12 12 12
Last updated: 13 May 2018.
Source: 11v11.com

Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

On 14 June 2017, AFC Bournemouth's 2017–18 Premier League fixtures was announced.[37][38]

FA Cup[edit]

In the FA Cup, AFC Bournemouth entered the competition in the third round and were drawn at home to either AFC Fylde or Wigan Athletic,[39] the latter won their replayed match 3–2 to set up the third round tie.[40]

EFL Cup[edit]

AFC Bournemouth entered the competition in the second round and were drawn against Birmingham City away.[41] A home tie versus Brighton & Hove Albion was confirmed for the third round.[42] The Cherries were drawn at home to Middlesbrough for the fourth round.[43] A Quarter-final trip to face Chelsea was drawn out for Bournemouth.[44]

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

Last updated on 29 April 2018.
No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League FA Cup EFL Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK Poland Artur Boruc 6 0 0 0 2 0 4 0
12 GK England Aaron Ramsdale 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 GK Bosnia and Herzegovina Asmir Begović 38 0 38 0 0 0 0 0
32 GK Australia Adam Federici 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Defenders
2 DF England Simon Francis 33 0 30+1 0 0 0 2 0
3 DF England Steve Cook 39 3 30+3 2 2 1 4 0
5 DF Netherlands Nathan Aké 40 2 37+1 2 1 0 0+1 0
11 DF England Charlie Daniels 37 1 34+1 1 1 0 1 0
14 DF Australia Brad Smith 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
15 DF England Adam Smith 32 1 22+5 1 1 0 3+1 0
26 DF England Tyrone Mings 5 0 3+1 0 0 0 1 0
29 DF Wales Rhoys Wiggins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
42 DF England Jack Simpson 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 1
Midfielders
4 MF England Dan Gosling 32 3 21+7 2 0 0 4 1
6 MF England Andrew Surman 28 2 20+5 2 2 0 1 0
7 MF England Marc Pugh 25 1 11+9 0 1+1 0 2+1 1
8 MF Republic of Ireland Harry Arter 16 1 11+2 1 1 0 2 0
16 MF England Lewis Cook 32 0 25+4 0 0 0 2+1 0
19 MF England Junior Stanislas 20 4 17+2 4 0 0 1 0
22 MF United States Emerson Hyndman 4 0 1 0 1+1 0 0+1 0
23 MF England Connor Mahoney 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
24 MF Scotland Ryan Fraser 32 6 23+3 5 2 0 4 1
33 MF England Jordon Ibe 37 1 21+10 1 0+2 0 1+3 0
58 MF England Kyle Taylor 1 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
Forwards
13 FW England Callum Wilson 31 10 23+5 9 0+1 0 1+1 1
17 FW Norway Joshua King 33 8 27+5 7 0 0 0+1 1
18 FW England Jermain Defoe 26 4 11+13 4 0 0 2 0
31 FW France Lys Mousset 28 3 4+18 2 2 1 4 0
36 FW England Matt Butcher 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Player(s) who have made an appearance or had a squad number this season but have left the club
9 FW England Benik Afobe 22 1 5+12 0 2 0 1+2 1
10 FW Ivory Coast Max Gradel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
38 DF England Baily Cargill 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Cards[edit]

Accounts for all competitions. Last updated on 1 January 2018.
No. Pos. Name Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK Poland Artur Boruc 1 0
2 DF England Simon Francis 6 1
3 DF England Steve Cook 4 0
4 MF England Dan Gosling 2 0
5 DF Netherlands Nathan Aké 3 0
6 MF England Andrew Surman 1 0
7 MF England Marc Pugh 2 0
8 MF Republic of Ireland Harry Arter 4 0
15 DF England Adam Smith 6 0
16 MF England Lewis Cook 3 0
17 FW Norway Joshua King 1 0
18 FW England Jermain Defoe 1 0
19 MF England Junior Stanislas 1 0
26 DF England Tyrone Mings 1 0
27 GK Bosnia and Herzegovina Asmir Begović 2 0
31 FW France Lys Mousset 2 0
33 MF England Jordon Ibe 1 0
42 DF England Jack Simpson 1 0

Clean sheets[edit]

Last updated on 1 January 2018.
Number Nation Name Matches
Played
Premier League FA Cup EFL Cup Total
1 Poland Artur Boruc 4 0 0 1 1
12 England Aaron Ramsdale 0 0 0 0 0
27 Bosnia and Herzegovina Asmir Begović 22 4 0 0 4
32 Australia Adam Federici 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 4 0 1 5

References[edit]

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  23. ^ "Max Gradel Joins Toulouse On Loan". AFC Bournemouth Official Site. 16 August 2017. Retrieved 17 August 2017. 
  24. ^ "Cargill Loaned To Fleetwood". AFC Bournemouth Official Site. 17 August 2017. Retrieved 17 August 2017. 
  25. ^ "Joe Quigley Joins Newport County On Loan". AFC Bournemouth Official Site. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
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  29. ^ "Harfield Loaned To Poole Town". AFC Bournemouth Official Site. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
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