FOR the final time this season, Cherries are in action at Vitality Stadium today, welcoming Brentford (3pm).

Both clubs have relatively little tangible to play for, well clear of the relegation zone and out of reach of making it into Europe.

That should hopefully see an entertaining contest in the south coast sunshine.

Here is how we think Andoni Iraola could line his side up to face Thomas Frank’s Bees.

Goalkeeper and defence

Despite conceding three times, Mark Travers had another good display against Arsenal last time out, as his run in the side continued.

Iraola appears to have decided to give the Irishman an extended chance until the end of the season, so he looks set to play again ahead of Neto today.

Milos Kerkez remains suspended and Iraola has been happy with Dango Ouattara’s performances at left-back, but Lloyd Kelly’s return after illness should see him slot back in.

Fitness permitting, Illia Zabarnyi and Marcos Senesi look set to continue their partnership, while Adam Smith’s excellent form should see him continue at right-back.

James Hill and Max Aarons will be hoping they can get some game-time before the end of the campaign.


As with Zabarnyi and Senesi, Lewis Cook and Ryan Christie are hard to shift in central midfield. Tyler Adams is back available again after his back issues and will hope to get some time off the bench.

Philip Billing and Romain Faivre will also be pushing for minutes.

Justin Kluivert has nailed down the central attacking midfield role this season, but has shifted out to the wing in recent weeks.

With Luis Sinisterra still unavailable and Marcus Tavernier unlikely to be risked from the start, Dutchman Kluivert will likely start from the left again.

Antoine Semenyo, after his miraculous return from a knee problem, played the entirety of defeat at Arsenal and should start again.


Dominic Solanke will undoubtedly retain his spot as he looks to get ever closer to the 20-goal mark in the Premier League.

Alex Scott has played in recent weeks, but after impressing against Brighton in the lost home meeting, it could be another opportunity to give Enes Unal a chance.

Predicted Cherries XI: Travers; Smith, Zabarnyi, Senesi, Kelly; Cook, Christie; Semenyo, Solanke, Kluivert; Unal.

How would you line Cherries up today? Let us know in the comments below.