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TEAM NEWS ~ Fulham visit Bournemouth ~ Prem ~ MD19 ~ 23/24

last updated Tuesday 26th December 2023, 11:08 AM

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Bournemouth vrs Fulham

Premier League Match Day 19 23/24 at Vitality Stadium

Tuesday 26th December 2023    KO: 15:00

Tim Robinson (West Sussex)

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Fulham manager Marco Silva
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Raul Jimenez will serve the third and final game of his three-match domestic ban this week, while Adama Traore (hamstring) and Tim Ream (calf) are also not expected back until their New Year's Eve battle with Arsenal.

No fresh concerns arose from their loss to Burnley, though, and Silva will undoubtedly ponder a few alterations on the back of that forgettable performance, where Rodrigo Muniz was given the nod up front in place of the suspended Jimenez.

However, having failed to make an impact during his 64 minutes on the field, Muniz could now drop out for Carlos Vinicius, while ex-Cherries loanee Harry Wilson - who spent the 2019-20 season at the Vitality - is at risk of losing his spot to Bobby Decordova-Reid.

Fulham possible starting lineup:
Leno; Tete, Adarabioyo, Bassey, Robinson; Palhinha, Reed; Decordova-Reid, Pereira, Willian; Vinicius


Bournemouth Coach Andoni Iraola
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Bournemouth did not emerge unscathed from their five-goal spectacular with Nottingham Forest, as midfielder Lewis Cook was withdrawn on the 29-minute mark with a groin injury and is facing a race against time to recover for the Boxing Day battle.

Adam Smith should be fine despite a heavy blow to the head on Saturday, having apparently escaped a concussion, but Hamed Traore (illness), Max Aarons (thigh), Tyler Adams (thigh), Lloyd Kelly (thigh), Ryan Fredericks (calf) and Emiliano Marcondes (foot) are all still missing.

Late checks will also need to be conducted on Milos Kerkez (ankle) and Darren Randolph (illness), but Iraola allayed fears of another injury to Alex Scott, who replaced the stricken Cook against Forest but was then taken off himself in the second half.

Iraola explained that he withdrew Scott due to his booking, and the Cherries boss also picked up a milestone yellow card at the weekend, meaning that he will not be barking orders from the touchline on Tuesday.

Bournemouth possible starting lineup:
Neto; Smith, Zabarnyi, Senesi, Ouattara; Christie, Scott; Kluivert, Billing, Tavernier; Solanke

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