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As Fulham’s fixture against Reading on Wednesday is postponed, Bournemouth have the chance to end the calendar year four points clear at the Championship summit.
With a clash against struggling Peterborough United to come on January 3, this is a big chance for the Cherries to build some momentum following a tricky period.
Scott Parker‘s side ended a six-match winless run with a 1-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers on Monday, with Dominic Solanke‘s header just before halftime proving decisive.
Bournemouth were also 1-0 winners against Cardiff earlier in the campaign with Philip Billing the goalscorer on that occasion.
Despite leading the way in the second tier, the Cherries actually only rank seventh in the division for points picked up at home this season.
Lloyd Kelly missed Bournemouth’s win over QPR after testing positive for Covid-19, but Scott Parker hopes to have the defender back available.
Steve Cook was left out of the matchday squad at Loftus Road as a January exit could be on the cards, so he is likely to be absent again.
Junior Stanislas has endured an injury hit campaign and started for only the second time this season on Monday, putting in an impressive performance; he should keep his place depending on how well he has recovered.
Cardiff trained on Monday for the first time in 10 days after a Covid-19 outbreak affected the first team squad.
Captain Sean Morrison is available again after serving a one-match suspension, but there is no guarantee he will go straight back into the starting lineup.
Will Vaulks and Mark Harris are pushing for starts after making an impact as substitutes against Birmingham nearly three weeks ago.
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Bournemouth possible starting lineup:
Travers; Stacey, Cahill, Kelly, Zemura; L. Cook, Lerma; Christie, Billing, Stanislas; Solanke
Cardiff City possible starting lineup:
Smithies; McGuinness, Flint, Nelson; Ng, Vaulks, Ralls, Giles; Colwill, Harris; Moore