Bilic wary of Bournemouth threat

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West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has been impressed by upcoming opponents Bournemouth, despite their goalless start to the season.

The Cherries have reached the top flight of English football for the first time in their history, but have no points and no goals to show from their first two Premier League matches, having lost 1-0 to Aston Villa and Liverpool respectively.

But Bilic has respect for Eddie Howe's side, and the Croatian is expecting tough opposition in Saturday's clash at Upton Park.

"I watched both of Bournemouth's games and of course you could say that they deserved something from each of them," he told the club's official website.

"They weren't second-best in the first game against Villa and at Anfield the game was very even.

"Liverpool had better chances and scored and hit the bar and had a couple of blocked shots, but in open play, if you see the quality of the passing it was Bournemouth for me and they were a bit unlucky in both games."

The Hammers started their 2015/16 campaign with a surprising 2-0 win over Arsenal at Emirates Stadium, but then slumped to a 2-1 defeat at home to Leicester on Saturday.