Brighton boss Chris Hughton was left to lament a late slump that cost his side a second straight Premier League win.
"We want to ensure Callum returns in the best possible condition.Elsewhere in the squad, there's nothing new that's a major concern". His first assist was an example of the flair that has marked him out as a rising star since his teenage years, and there was impressive skill and composure for his second. The form of the wide players that we have has been very good.
Following that, Bournemouth travel to Everton in the league next weekend while 14th-placed Brighton host Newcastle United. "I hope that's the kick-start and the confidence boost he needs because he can be a difference-maker for us". While Brighton did not attempt to move forward against Manchester City in the first game of the season, against Bournemouth they will likely take more chances offensively. Tonight they make the trip along the south coast to Bournemouth. On the two previous occasions, in 1983 and 1994, they recovered to avoid relegation from the third tier.Three clubs have started a Premier League season with five consecutive defeats - Southampton in 1998, Sunderland in 2005 and Portsmouth in 2009.
Bournemouth's win eases the pressure on Howe, who has challenged his players to get up to speed on exactly how to tee-up Defoe.
The Premier League clash will take place at The Vitality Stadium.
Howe is hopeful Bournemouth can kick on after getting their first points of the campaign.