Despite the uncertainty surrounding injuries after the international break, Eddie Howe will likely name a similar team to the one that drew 1-1 against Bournemouth two weeks ago.
This is the team I suspect Howe will field at Fulham tomorrow afternoon. It has just one change with Callum Wilson making his triumphant return and replacing the injured Alexander Isak.
Wilson’s return is timely with the recent injuries to Isak and Chris Wood. Both were injured on international duty with Isak ruled out and Wood facing a late fitness test. Wilson should start but may not last the full 90 minutes.
Bruno Guimaraes’s injury scare has not affected his availability. Howe confirmed during this morning’s press conference the midfielder would make the trip. That means he’ll most likely resume his place in the starting eleven.
Allan Saint-Maximin is pushing to make his return. Howe stated he was close this morning. Even if he makes the squad, he will probably only be used as an impact substitution. Hopefully, Ryan Fraser’s positive performances for Scotland continue tomorrow.
Elliot Anderson is close to forcing his way into Howe’s thinking. He missed the Bournemouth match with a slight injury but is available tomorrow. I suspect it’ll be another second-half cameo for the young Geordie.
There’s no indication Howe has changed his mind on Dan Burn over Sven Botman. The schedule is compact between tomorrow and the World Cup break with plenty of opportunities for Sven to get onto the pitch.