Don`t count chickens, Charlton warn Bournemouth

Charlton Athletic have given Bournemouth a tongue-in-cheek warning that their promotion to the Premier League should not be considered a formality ahead of the teams` Championship match on Saturday.

Don`t count chickens, Charlton warn Bournemouth

London: Charlton Athletic have given Bournemouth a tongue-in-cheek warning that their promotion to the Premier League should not be considered a formality ahead of the teams` Championship match on Saturday.

Bournemouth all but secured promotion to the English top flight for the first time in their history after winning 3-0 at home to Bolton Wanderers on Monday.

It left third-place Middlesbrough needing an unprecedented 20-goal swing in goal difference on the final day to pip Bournemouth to an automatic promotion place, but Charlton claimed that could not be ruled out.

"Bournemouth celebrating like they`ve completely ruled out a 19-0 defeat at The Valley on Saturday," Charlton wrote on their official Twitter account. "We`ll see..."

The tweet had been retweeted nearly 54,000 times and favourited over 31,000 times by Tuesday morning.

Middlesbrough, three points below Bournemouth with a vastly inferior goal difference (+31 to +50), host Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.