THERE is not a lot separating Cherries and Fulham in the Premier League table.

Andoni Iraola’s men head to west London sitting 12th in the standings, one point and one place above the Cottagers, with a game in hand.

Both clubs have identical records over the last three top-flight matches, picking up just two points, with back-to-back draws coming into this one.

Cherries took early leads against West Ham United and Nottingham Forest, but were unable to capitalise as they ended with 1-1 draws.

Here is how Iraola could line his side up at Craven Cottage, perhaps with some tweaks in the front-line.

Goalkeeper and defence

It is unlikely Iraola will make any changes here.

Neto is the undisputed number one for league games, while the back four have been performing pretty well.

Adam Smith is the only fit right-back, while Illia Zabarnyi and Marcos Senesi are the first choice centre-back partnership.

James Hill, Max Aarons and Ryan Fredericks remain sidelined.

There is the option to change things at left-back, but Lloyd Kelly should again keep his spot, ahead of Milos Kerkez.

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There were some concerns when in-form Ryan Christie went off injured during last week’s draw with Forest.

Asked by the Daily Echo after the game about his withdrawal, the Scot said: “Thigh, just a dirty dead leg I couldn’t get going again.

“It was frustrating a little bit, but hopefully in a couple of days I should be all right.”

The 28-year-old has been pictured in training this week, so it seems unlikely he will miss out, again continuing his solid partnership with Lewis Cook.

There could be a change ahead of those two to add some creativity, bringing Alex Scott back in for Justin Kluivert in the number 10 role.

Philip Billing serves the first of a three-match ban, after his red card last weekend.

Wingers and striker

New signing Enes Unal should be in the squad, but likely on the bench as Dominic Solanke continues to lead the line.

The 26-year-old has a brilliant record against Fulham, scoring five times against them in six appearances. The only club he has scored more against in his career is Huddersfield Town (7).

Luis Sinisterra, who has become a permanent Cherries player this week, has looked Cherries’ liveliest threat on the wings in recent weeks, so should keep his place.

As for the other spot, it appears well up for grabs.

There are plenty of options out wide but, as was the case earlier in the season, nobody is really nailing down the spot.

Marcus Tavernier and Antoine Semenyo have struggled for form in the past couple of matches, so it could be an opportunity to give Dango Ouattara a chance in his preferred position.

With a full week of training behind him having returned from the Africa Cup of Nations, the Burkinabe was impressing at full-back prior to his international duty.

Cherries predicted XI: Neto; Smith, Zabarnyi, Senesi, Kelly; Christie, Cook; Ouattara, Scott, Sinisterra; Solanke.

Subs: Mepham, Kerkez, Sadi, Faivre, Tavernier, Kluivert, Semenyo, Unal, Travers (g/k).