AFC Bournemouth Aims to Set New Club Record for Premier League Points

AFC Bournemouth manager Andoni Iraola sets ambitious target to surpass club's Premier League points record of 46, currently 4 points shy with 4 games left.

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AFC Bournemouth Aims to Set New Club Record for Premier League Points

AFC Bournemouth Aims to Set New Club Record for Premier League Points

Andoni Iraola, the manager of AFC Bournemouth, has revealed the team's ambitious target to set a new club record for points in a single Premier League season. The Cherries are aiming to surpass the 46 points they achieved in the 2016/17 campaign.

Iraola expressed confidence in his team's ability to reach this milestone, stating, "It is something the team wants to achieve. We are currently four points off the record of 46 points set in the 2016/17 season. It won't be easy, as the remaining games are difficult, but we are in a good position to make it happen."

Bournemouth currently sit 13th in the Premier League table with 42 points from 32 games. The manager acknowledged the challenge of competing with the league's top-half teams, emphasizing that Bournemouth are fighting to be the best among the other 10 teams, including Wolves and Fulham.

The Cherries have been in excellent form recently, winning four and losing just one of their last seven Premier League matches. They have proven to be a dangerous team away from home, scoring in 14 of their last 15 away fixtures. Iraola's side have picked up five away wins in their last ten road games.

Why this matters: AFC Bournemouth's pursuit of a new club record for Premier League points reflects their growth and ambition as a team. Setting and achieving this goal would mark a significant milestone in the club's history and solidify their status in England's top flight.

Looking ahead to their upcoming match against Aston Villa, Iraola confirmed that striker Antoine Semenyo will be available for selection after missing the previous game due to a calf issue. However, midfielder Sini is injured and will not feature, while Marcus is nearing recovery but remains doubtful for this weekend's clash at Villa Park.

Key Takeaways

  • AFC Bournemouth aim to set a new club record of 46+ Premier League points.
  • Bournemouth currently have 42 points, 4 shy of the 2016/17 record.
  • Bournemouth have won 4 of their last 7 PL matches, scoring in 14 of 15 away games.
  • Striker Antoine Semenyo is available, but midfielder Sini is injured for Aston Villa clash.
  • Achieving the points record would mark a significant milestone for Bournemouth in the PL.