Bournemouth forward Jermain Defoe is in line to make his home Premier League debut against Watford having shaken off a groin problem.
Captain Simon Francis has been having treatment on a hamstring injury so faces a late fitness test.
Midfielder Junior Stanislas continues his rehabilitation on a groin problem, while forward Callum Wilson is recovering from a serious knee injury. Defender Baily Cargill has joined Fleetwood on loan and winger Max Gradel will spend the rest of the season at Ligue 1 side Toulouse.
Watford captain Troy Deeney is in contention to return to the side for Saturday's Premier League trip to Bournemouth.
The striker missed the season opener following groin surgery but is now back in training and is likely to be contesting with club-record signing Andre Gray for a place in Marco Silva's attack.
Younes Kaboul, Daryl Janmaat and Roberto Pereyra all suffered muscular injuries in the draw against Liverpool and will miss out, while Craig Cathcart and Mauro Zarate (both knee) are also absent.
Bournemouth squad: Begovic, Ake, Daniels, Francis, S Cook, Surman, Pugh, Fraser, Arter, King, Defoe, Boruc, Mousset, Mings, Gosling, A Smith, Ibe, Afobe
Watford squad: Gomes, Pantilimon, Britos, Kabasele, Prodl, Mariappa, Holebas, Femenia, Hoban, Capoue, Hughes, Amrabat, Chalobah, Doucoure, Watson, Deeney, Success, Richarlison, Sinclair, Okaka, Gray.