The three points claimed against West Ham will almost surely propel the Cherries to another victory against Swansea this weekend. Bournemouth demolished the Swans 3-0 last time the sides met, and with home advantage now in their favour, Eddie Howe should be confident of claiming another win.
The Cherries will rely on the in-form Josh King to fire them to victory again. He's become revitalised playing in a more attacking role, and claims his improvement is down to his enjoyment playing under pressure. But it's more likely that, with Callum Wilson out of the picture, King is certain of playing in every match now, and with increased time usually comes improved performance. He's got 11 goals for the season, and adding to that against Swansea wouldn't be a surprise at all.
Strike partner Benik Afobe's performances also have improved gradually over the past few months. He works hard, consistently running the channels, and his physicality is a nuisance for any defender. But despite King's scoring streak and Afobe's work rate, this definitely is an area where Bournemouth could do with new recruits. The latter has netted only three times this campaign. With a reliable striker who scores 20 a season, the club could consistently push for a top-10 finish every season.
One player both are contributing to keeping out of the side is Jack Wilshere, who will remain on the south coast for the next two weeks after being omitted from the most recent England squad. This raises further questions over his long-term future at Arsenal as he's being kept out by the likes of Jake Livermore and James Ward-Prowse. Both are good players but they are not England regulars, like Wilshere, nor do they have the Arsenal loanee's reputation. It's no secret that Bournemouth's four points over the past two fixtures correlate with his being moved to the bench.
Wilshere's current exclusion from the starting XI may be acceptable, but Junior Stanislas' is much more questionable. The midfielder has contributed on nine goals this season, the highest tally behind King, and he should be getting more game time. His free-kick delivery is a weapon which needs to be used to its full potential more often.
Bournemouth's other major attacking outlet at the moment is Ryan Fraser, whose brilliant season has earned him a call-up for Scotland. He is the perfect example for all his teammates with his work rate and positivity. His work off the ball is one of his best aspects and will be essential again in stifling Swansea's midfield.
Harry Arter and Dan Gosling will have to join Fraser in their off-the-ball work and implement their usual high-tempo pressing if the Cherries are to claim another victory. Gylfi Sigurdsson has the most assists in the Premier League this season, and restricting his creativity will be vital in limiting Swansea's attack. He's been one of the players of the season so far, and despite his side's underwhelming 16th place in the league he's a huge threat and could be the deciding factor in Swansea claiming a victory themselves.
Despite the jubilation of the first win of the year a week after claiming an equally impressive point at Old Trafford, it's key the Cherries don't allow the complacency which haunted the side over the past two months to creep back in. Bournemouth are a very good side on their day, but they're just not consistent enough. And because of this inconsistency, the threat of relegation will be there until the club hit at least 40 points.
The first step in avoiding relegation is dealing with Swansea. In terms of lineup adjustments, there are few obvious ones. Incorporating Stanislas into the side would be the only switch to the team that beat West Ham last weekend. On paper, it should be a routine victory, but as we've seen many times with Howe's side this season, nothing is as easy as it seems.