No Xmas bash: Eddie Howe bans Christian Atsu and co

Bournemouth players have been banned from celebrating their shock win at Chelsea with a Christmas booze-up.

Chelsea stars were allowed to let their hair down on Wednesday night.

But Cherries boss Eddie Howe has told his players to keep the champagne on ice until Premier League survival is secured.

He said: ‘Bournemouth is a dangerous place and a small place. If they do plan something I will certainly be aware of it.

‘There is nothing official planned at the moment.
‘We don’t want any distractions from what we are trying to do. We know the importance of this spell of games and I hope the players will see that.’

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