RYAN Fraser believes a close bond with neighbour Callum Wilson has helped the pair to the verge of Premier League history.

The deadly duo have linked up for 12 goals in the top flight this season with the current record of 13 set by Blackburn pair Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton in 1994-95, where the campaign lasted 42 games.

Fraser and Wilson first linked up at Cherries when the latter arrived from Coventry in July 2014. And it is not only on the pitch where the pair have a tight connection.

Fraser told the Daily Echo: “We’ve got to get on because he’s my next-door neighbour.

“He always makes a racket! No, he’s a top man. We get on really well.

“When I was playing right-back last season whipping balls in, he was there as well.

“We know each other, the ins and outs, we’ve been with each other since the Championship. We know each other’s games inside out and it helps on the pitch.”

He added: “We beat the record for the 38-game season. We just need two more for the other one. We text each other in the morning and just say ‘don’t assist me’ or something stupid like that and hopefully it comes.

Fraser joked: “Every time we say it to each other, he’ll miss a sitter!”

As well as his link with Wilson, Fraser is also battling to finish top of the Premier League’s assist chart, currently sitting second, one behind Chelsea star Eden Hazard after taking his tally to 14 against Tottenham last time out.

Only six other players have made it into double figures so far, with all of them coming from the league’s top four sides.

But Fraser, 25, insists he was confident he could produce statistics which would mix it with the league’s best.

He said: “I’ve always believed in myself if I have a full season in my position.

“Last year I was right-back or right-wing-back for a lot of it. This is the first season in the Premier League that I’ve actually played in my position all the time.

“I never really doubted that I could do it. The stats and all the stuff that comes with it is a little bit surprising, but I backed myself all the time.”

Fraser is expected to keep his place for Sunday’s final-day clash at Crystal Palace (3pm).

Victory for Cherries would take them up to 48 points, which would be a new top-flight record for the club.

“You would’ve taken it before the season started,” said Fraser.

“But after the first half of the season we wanted to kick on and then try and challenge for that seventh spot like Wolves and Everton.

“We probably could’ve done that if we showed the same fight in the second half of the season as we did against Tottenham.

“At the same time, if we go and win against Palace then you’ve got to take the positives out of the season.”