HEAD COACH Andoni Iraola feels neither Cherries nor Fulham have “changed a lot” since the last encounter between the two sides.

Cherries swept the Cottagers away on Boxing Day, completing a 3-0 win at Vitality Stadium.

That remains Cherries’ last top-flight win heading into tomorrow’s encounter (3pm) at Craven Cottage.

Including that fixture, both teams have five points from their last five games, with Fulham and Cherries drawing their last two Premier League matches.

“It is strange because we played not so long ago against them,” Iraola explained.

“Both teams haven’t changed a lot. The way both teams play is pretty similar, pretty consistent, game-to-game.

“I think they are a very good team.

“Especially on the ball, they take very good positions.

“They have players with a lot of quality and I think we have to defend really, really well.

“If you are not aggressive enough, if you do not win duels, they have been really good.

“Especially some games where they take the ball and feel confident, you can suffer a lot, in their stadium especially.

“But we know also that if we are good and we are at our level, we can be dangerous for them, like we were last game against them.”

Both teams managed to bolster their striking options on deadline day.

Cherries drafted in Turkish striker Enes Unal on loan from La Liga outfit Getafe, whilst Fulham have borrowed Albanian Armando Broja from west London neighbours Chelsea.

Discussing Broja, Iraola continued: “He is a top level player, of this there is no doubt.

“He has the level. He is a very good number nine.

“He can do a lot of things from the number nine position, because he is good inside the box.

“He is also quite a fast player for his size, quite dynamic and I am sure he will want to show everyone he can score goals and have a good second half to the season.

“We hope it is not against us and we can mark him as good as possible.

“But he will give them much more offensive power I think.”