BOSS Eddie Howe hailed the fight shown by Cherries in their sublime 1-0 success at Chelsea and said: “Everyone gave everything.”

Despite nine first-team players sidelined through injury and coming off five successive defeats, the visitors found a shock 84th-minute winner after Dan Gosling’s hooked finish was overturned by VAR.

Victory took Cherries 14th in the Premier League and was their first success in six weeks.

Howe said: “I think, very simply, today is the best we’ve fought, the best we’ve competed. The most desire I have seen from the group.

“Don’t get me wrong, in previous games I don’t feel there has been a lack of effort but sometimes when things have gone against us, there’s a feeling that everything’s conspiring to try to break us.

“Today we never had those moments and we were able to build the other way.

“We looked a real threat in the second half, we scored a goal at a great time and everyone gave everything to try to win.”

He added: “We have a lot of players in the treatment room who also can make a difference for us but they can’t help us at the moment.

“We need the players that are fit and available to really stand up and give more. I felt that’s what the whole team did.

“The whole team did really well in the duel aspect today. Chris Mepham and Simon Francis really stood up physically for us.”

Howe’s men did however suffer another injury concern when Joshua King picked up what appeared to be a hamstring problem.

The frontman was making his return from a four-game absence with a hamstring injury picked up on international duty.

Asked whether the striker was okay, Howe said: “I haven’t spoke to him but, hopefully.

“I knew he was going to run out of gas today. He hasn’t trained a lot.

“He had a hamstring problem away on international duty so, it was great to see him return, I thought he played very well.”