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  1. Sutton's predictions: Everton v Bournemouthpublished at 11:31 27 May

    For the last round of Premier League games, Chris Sutton takes on Bryan Devendorf, drummer with rock band The National.

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    Sutton's prediction: 1-0

    I actually feel like this is an awkward game for Everton. Their fate is in their own hands and I think they will stay up, but Bournemouth will make things difficult for them.

    Everton will play with great intensity, but they have a worry over whether Dominic Calvert-Lewin will be fit enough to lead their attack, and they have not been free-scoring anyway.

    In contrast, Bournemouth's position means they can play with more freedom and that makes them dangerous.

    Goodison Park will be a very tense place in the final few minutes if this game is as close as I think it will be, because I expect results elsewhere to mean that Everton will have to win to stay up.

    Devendorf's prediction: Everton had that huge win at Brighton a couple of weeks ago, which has helped put them in this situation. They have definitely raised their game under Sean Dyche, even if they are not playing consistently well. They are at home, in front of their fans so they are going to be up for this and I think they will get what they need. I did have them down to win 2-0 at first but I've given Bournemouth a goal, because I think there will still be a bit of drama and tension. 2-1

    Find out what Sutton and Devendorf predicted for the rest of Sunday’s games and cast your vote

  2. Vote: Who is your Bournemouth player of the season?published at 18:04 26 May

    We asked our Bournemouth fan contributor for their four player of the season choices and you can now vote for your top one.

    Philip Billing, Neto, Jefferson Lerma and Marcus TavernierImage source, Getty Images

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    Philip Billing

    Billing has been colossal for us this season. He's now one of Gary O'Neil's first names on the teamsheet, our top goalscorer from midfield and a consistent performer throughout. We'll do well to keep hold of him, as I'm sure there will be plenty of suitors for the Danish maestro.


    After a poor start to the season, we gave Neto the nod as our number one and it worked wonders. He's a top goalkeeper and his experience and leadership was pivotal in our change of fortunes. It wasn't long before Neto was named the new club captain, which says it all.

    Jefferson Lerma

    With Jeff out of contract at the end of the season, he may well have played his last games for the club, but as always, he was consistently flawless. Adding goals to his game has been a pleasant surprise, but ultimately he's been the glue to our team all season.

    Marcus Tavernier

    Despite plenty of time on the sidelines because of injury, there's no doubting how big Tav's contribution has been for Bournemouth this season. The Cherries have always looked a better side with him in it, with his explosive pace and knack for a big goal always being so crucial.

    Pick your 2022-23 Bournemouth player of the season from our fan choices here

  3. 'The football club will always be here and repay Stanislas'published at 17:03 26 May

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    Gary O'Neil says Bournemouth will always be here to "repay" Junior Stanislas, if the midfielder is to leave this summer.

    The 33-year-old has been at the Cherries since 2014 however only played four Premier League games in an injury-hit season.

    "Junior Stanislas has been an incredible servant and player to the football club," O'Neil said.

    "The football club will always be here and repay him for the service he has provided the club in whatever nature that will be for Junior.

    "Junior I am very fond of him, even though it has been a really tough season for him, minutes wise and with injuries.

    "He has handled himself really well and has been a big support to players and I.

    "He is a real good human being and one we are fortunate to have around the place."

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  4. O'Neil on injuries, Goodison Park atmosphere and players leavingpublished at 16:07 26 May

    Gary O'Neil has been speaking to BBC Radio Solent before Bournemouth's final Premier League game of the season against Everton on Sunday.

    Here are the key lines from his news conference:

    • Philip Billing will be involved at the weekend after overcoming a back issue. O’Neil added he is "hopeful" Hamed Traore is available with Joe Rothwell in a "similar" position but "it is too early to confirm".

    • On the atmosphere at Goodison Park O’Neil expects "a real intense atmosphere" and that it will be "a real big test" for his side but he is excited to see how his players cope after struggling with previous direct sides.

    • He added: "[It is] a real good marker for me, with last game of the season, going into a summer break and then pre-season to just see where we are, against what will be a real good test."

    • Asked if Bournemouth could be the side to relegate Everton, he said: "There are a lot of things that have happened up until this point, so it will never be Bournemouth which impacts someone staying up or down."

    • He added: "We just go there focusing on ourselves, we have been on 39 points for a little while now and I am keen to see how well they can cope with the test and get to 42 points."

    • O'Neil confirmed no decision has been made on players who are out of contract and coming back from loans in the summer.

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  5. What was Bournemouth's most memorable final day?published at 17:01 25 May

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    I think 2 May 2015 will undoubtedly go down as one of AFC Bournemouth's greatest days in the club's history, never mind our most memorable final day.

    As a club, we had never been in the top flight of English football, but on this day we lifted the Championship title and found ourselves among the elite. A brace from Matt Ritchie either side of a Harry Arter strike resulted in a 3-0 win at Charlton to confirm us as champions and gave us our chance to play in the Premier League for the first time ever.

    It was a game, a day and an atmosphere that will never be forgotten within the Bournemouth fanbase - it was nothing short of a sensational climax to the season.

  6. A trip down memory lane...published at 17:12 24 May

    From the press box

    Mark Mitchener, BBC Sport

    Bournemouth complete their sixth top-flight season on Sunday, preparing to finish between 13th and 16th. Having been universally predicted to go down, the Cherries will nevertheless have a say in the relegation picture – with opponents Everton hanging perilously above the relegation zone.

    An Everton win will automatically spare them and relegate Leicester and Leeds. An Everton-Bournemouth draw leaves the Toffees vulnerable to a Leicester win (by any margin) or a Leeds win by three clear goals; and a Bournemouth defeat would relegate Everton if either Leicester or Leeds triumph.

    Goodison Park had been the scene of Bournemouth’s relegation in July 2020 when despite recording their first away win at Everton in seven league and cup visits since 1937, Eddie Howe's side were relegated by one point.

    That was the fifth relegation in Bournemouth’s history, three of which came after away games in the north-west – twice falling from the third tier, at Wrexham in 2002 and at Carlisle in 2008.

    The Cherries have only once been relegated after a home game – a 1990 defeat by Leeds on a notorious Bank Holiday weekend marred by rioting and vandalism caused by visiting fans – but their first relegation, from the old Third Division to the Fourth in 1970, came in unusual circumstances which would be unthinkable in the modern age.

    Competition integrity now ensures that not only does the last round of league fixtures take place on the same day, steps are taken to ensure that every game kicks off at exactly the same time to prevent any club from gaining an unfair advantage.

    But it was not always that way. In 1969-70, the last 'full' Football League programme came on Saturday 4 April, but no Third Division team had played their full 46 games by then, and the season was completed, piecemeal fashion, over the next 23 days as rearranged games were played.

    Barrow were the first team to finish, on 8 April, but some teams had to play as many as seven games in that three-week spell, often turning out twice in the space of three days.

    Both Southport and Bournemouth found themselves relegated several days after completing their own league fixtures, while Gillingham – who at one point had seven games in hand over their rivals – stayed up on goal average (the predecessor to goal difference) after an unlikely 2-1 win at champions Orient in their final game of the season on 27 April, with 20 of the 24 clubs having already played their last game.

  7. Everton v Bournemouth: Pick of the statspublished at 16:01 24 May

    Bournemouth have won five Premier League away games this season – only in their maiden campaign of 2015-16 have they ever won more on the road (six)
    • Bournemouth have won their past three Premier League games against Everton, netting exactly three goals each time. They had only won two of their first eight against them in the competition (D2 L4).

    • Dwight McNeil is Everton's top Premier League goalscorer this season with seven goals. As it stands, it's the Toffees' lowest scoring top scorer in a single campaign since 2001-02 (Duncan Ferguson and Tomasz Radzinski with six).

    • Everton have picked up 18 points in their 17 Premier League games under Sean Dyche (1.1 per game), compared to 15 points in 20 games under Frank Lampard this season (0.8 per game).

  8. Key stats: De Gea joins Schmeichel as Cherries concede againpublished at 19:09 20 May

    • Manchester United scored just 22 league goals away from home this season. The Red Devils have only managed fewer on the road across the entirety of a Premier League campaign in 2014-15 (21).

    • Bournemouth have conceded 70 goals in the Premier League this term, with only Leeds (71) shipping more across the competition. In fact, it is the joint-most that the Cherries have ever conceded in a top-flight season (also 70 in 2018-19).

    • With 17 clean sheets, David de Gea has won the Golden Glove for the second time, previously doing so in 2017-18. He's the second Manchester United keeper to keep the most clean sheets across a single Premier League campaign more than once, after Peter Schmeichel (1994-95, 1995-96 and 1997-98).

  9. Analysis: Bournemouth 0-1 Man Utdpublished at 18:29 20 May

    Jess Anderson, BBC Sport

    Many pundits and fans had written Bournemouth off before the start of the season, tipping them to return straight back to the Championship.

    But it is testament to the job that Gary O'Neil has done with the Cherries that they could afford to have a match like this at this late stage of the season.

    Only Casemiro's stunning overhead kick was the difference and the home side did well to limit Manchester United to just that.

    But while Bournemouth were in the game throughout, going close through Dominic Solanke and a superb opportunity for Keiffer Moore in the final moments, there was no frantic need for a goal which would secure them Premier League safety.

    They have already done that.

    Bournemouth sit 14th in the league and face relegation-threatened Everton in their last game of the season at Goodison Park.

    With their safety confirmed Bournemouth will now look towards building a squad that can further extend their stay in the top flight next year.

    The home fans also celebrated the return of David Brooks to the starting 11 - for the first time in 598 days after he was diagnosed with stage two Hodgkin's lymphoma in October 2021.

  10. Bournemouth 0-1 Man United; What O'Neil saidpublished at 17:40 20 May

    Bournemouth manager Gary O'Neil on Match of the Day: "We were good, we gave everything in a close game. We were right in it and had a big chance at the end. It is Manchester United and we had players missing.

    "We want to treat every game with respect and give a good account of ourselves. David Brooks earned his right to start today, it's not a friendly and we were very competitive. We deserved something from the game.

    "For his first game back after such a long time David showed some great touches. Pre-season will be big for him but I'm delighte dto have him back. He will be a good option for us next season.

    "I am very proud of the group, it was a big mountain we had to climb. We achieved something that not many people thought we could.

    "It was a big improvement from us, although we conceded a soft goal in a fairly even game.

    "We are on 39 points, I'm very proud of the guys. The fans have been huge. We have been succesful this year but have lost a lot of matches so for the fans to ride it with us and be with us is massive. We appreciate them."