Eddie Howe eager for Cherries to push on


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Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe hopes the midweek hammering of Chelsea can be a springboard for better things to come.

The Cherries swept aside Maurizio Sarri’s team with a 4-0 win at the Vitality Stadium and Howe suggested it was a result that had been looming, following some fine performances that weren’t rewarded.

Bournemouth are in 10th spot in the table after that win, just two points adrift of Wolves in seventh, and Howe wants to see his team using it to kick on.

“The win against Chelsea will hopefully launch us into a new feeling that we can beat and compete against the top six,” he said.

“I think we have done that in terms of performances, the results haven’t matched that.

“Hopefully the Chelsea game will be a turning point where the results start to match how we have played against them.”

Howe is also content with his January transfer window dealings, having added Dominic Solanke and Chris Mepham on permanent deals and secured experienced defender Nathaniel Clyne on loan from Liverpool.

“Really pleased that we got the players in that we did early,” he added.

“Nathaniel Clyne has been a huge signing for us. Dominic [Solanke] and Chris Mepham will in time prove to be excellent signings as well. “I think it has been a really good window for us.”

Bournemouth are 2.30 to win away at Cardiff on Saturday. The Bluebirds are 3.10 while the draw is 3.40.

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