AFC Bournemouth delivered the perfect response to their recent defeat to Preston North End by sealing an impressive victory over Swansea City at the weekend.
Dominic Solanke opened the scoring for the Cherries at the Vitality Stadium in the 26th minute as he fired past Jacks goalkeeper Ben Hamer.
Following the break, Solanke extended Bournemouth’s advantage before Jaidon Anthony netted a brace for the hosts.
As a result of this triumph, Scott Parker’s side maintained their two point lead over Fulham in the Championship standings.
Here, we have decided to take a look at THREE things we clearly learnt about Bournemouth following their 4-0 victory over Swansea…
The Cherries managed to illustrate the character that will need to launch a push for promotion
After suffering a shock defeat at the hands of Preston last week, it was always going to be intriguing to see whether Bournemouth would be able to dust themselves down and move on from this particular setback.
The Cherries delivered an emphatic answer to this question at the weekend as they completely outclassed their opponents.
Bournemouth managed to illustrate the character that they will need to launch a push for promotion this season in this particular fixture and thus it wouldn’t be at all surprising if they continue to thrive under the guidance of Parker following the international break.
Bournemouth’s defensive nous could help them achieve a great deal of success in the Championship
Whilst Solanke and Anthony grabbed the headlines for their goal-scoring escapades, Bournemouth’s defence stepped up to the mark once again in this particular clash as they kept yet another clean-sheet.
When you consider that the Cherries have now prevented their opponents from scoring in 10 of their 17 league games this season, it is abundantly clear that they could go on to achieve a great deal of success in this particular division due to their defensive nous.
Providing that the likes of Gary Cahill and Lloyd Kelly are able to maintain their form as well as their fitness in the coming months, Bournemouth will fancy their chances of extending their advantage over the chasing pack in the Championship.
Jaidon Anthony possesses the talent needed to thrive in a higher division
Anthony has managed to take his game to new heights during the current campaign by providing seven direct goal contributions in 17 league appearances.
Particularly impressive against Swansea, the winger managed to score twice in this fixture as he recorded a WhoScored match rating of 9.19 at the Vitality Stadium.
When you consider that the 21-year-old clearly possesses an abundance of talent, there is no reason why he cannot go on to thrive in the top-flight for Bournemouth if his side are able to seal promotion to this division next year.