Premier League teams outside the top six have gained increased prominence in the transfer window over the past few years. Ambitious owners who are looking to take their clubs to new heights are spending large sums of money to acquire the best talent, as teams look to make an impression on the top six. Yet this can lead to a lack of cohesion, as managers rarely have enough time to develop a philosophy within a team, particularly with lots of new arrivals unaccustomed to their new teammates or systems.
AFC Bournemouth, on the other hand, seem to be a club far more stable and forward thinking. Their belief in one manager and a particular philosophy has given the club a sense of direction, leading to success both on and off the pitch.