We put an end to our goal drought and disappointing run of results in one fell swoop, with two quick goals in the first half ensuring victory at Dean Court.
We climbed back above Manchester City in the Premier League with our 2-0 win, and hopefully will be spurred on by the goals.
Here’s how we rate the players from our 2-0 win over Bournemouth:
GK) Petr Cech – 8.0
The Czech international ensured we kept our clean sheet with some fantastic saves, including a phenomenal double save in the dying minutes.
RB) Hector Bellerin – 7.0
A lot of Bournemouth’s attacks came down our right, but for the most part Bellerin dealt with them well. He also prevented a certain goal and made up for a Gabriel Paulista error in the first half.
LB) Nacho Monreal – 7.5
An excellent performance from the Spaniard who was once again our best and most consistent defender. There was one scary moment when he was caught ball watching, but other than that it was an excellent display.
CB) Gabriel Paulista – 7.0
At times Gabriel looks like a top quality defender, but then in the blink of an eye he turns into a Johan Djourou or a Sebastien Squillaci (bit of an exaggeration perhaps). He definitely has a mistake in him, but will hopefully continue to improve.
CB) Laurent Koscielny – 7.5
The Frenchman has also seen the odd mistake creep into his game recently, but overall it was a superb
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