Howe happy with healthy start

Bournemouth head coach Eddie Howe is excited by the fact that his side still have plenty of things to improve on after making a strong start to the new season.

The Cherries moved up to fifth place in the Premier League table by earning a 4-2 win at home to Leicester City on Saturday, with the hosts leading by four goals before conceding twice in the final couple of minutes of the game.

And it was those concessions which left Howe feeling that his team can grow stronger in the coming weeks and months, even though he was largely pleased with overall performance against the Foxes.

He told his club's official website: "It's a good day for us. We go away with a very good result, but also knowing that we still have got work to do and things to improve. That's a very healthy position to be in.

"We knew it was a really important game. It's very easy to have a good start and then not back that up.

"We now go to Burnley and we know how tough that is going to be, so we're in good shape and very positive.

"While we weren't at our absolute best, we had to show spells of that and I thought we were disciplined and very ruthless in front of goal.

"We've created lots of chances and haven't been taking them, so it's good to see that change in our performance.

"The majority of our defending throughout the game was good too, but we can learn a lot from the last period of play."

Bournemouth are 13/8 to finish in the top half of the premier League table this season, with Wolves priced at 8/11 and Leicester 4/5.

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