AFC Bournemouth entertain Crystal Palace on Saturday evening knowing a win is crucial in their bid for Premier League survival.

The Cherries welcome Palace to the Vitality Stadium with Roy Hodgson’s side just 4 points off the Europa League spots.

Both clubs will play their part in a British broadcasting milestone, with their primetime clash set to be the first Premier League game screened live on British terrestrial television in the competition’s 28-year history.

Bournemouth won’t have Ryan Fraser for the run-in, with manager Eddie Howe confirming the winger – who has been at the Cherries since 2013 – has played his last game for the club after declining to sign a short-term contract.

Jordon Ibe is unlikely to be included after Howe revealed the club will part ways with the 24-year-old when his contract runs out at the end of the month.

Quartet Simon Francis, Artur Boruc, Andrew Surman and Charlie Daniels all did pen fresh deals, however, although Daniels is still suffering with a knock and is touch and go for the weekend.

Conversely, Howe will have David Brooks available for selection again – something that wouldn’t have been the case had this fixture taken place as originally scheduled in March.

Brooks revealed last week his rather unusual method of completing a wordsearch to prepare for matches.

Harry Wilson is in contention after extending his loan from Liverpool, but defender Philip Billing has been struggling with an ankle issue and will undergo a late fitness test.

Roy Hodgson has no injury concerns to contend with, as Palace eye a potential Europa League berth.

Wilfried Zaha is expected to start, despite suggesting earlier this month that his future may lie away from Selhurst Park.

Jeffrey Schlupp, Mamadou Sakho and James Tomkins have all recovered from knocks they were carrying before the season’s suspension.

Eagles boss Hodgson has pontificated his desire to freshen up his squad in the summer, and with European football on the cards if Palace conclude strongly, that may strengthen his case.

Bournemouth are no doubt enduring their worst season since their promotion to the Premier League in 2015 and need points desperately if that top flight run is to continue.

AFC Bournemouth v Crystal Palace at the Vitality Stadium is a 7.45pm kick off on Saturday, June 20.

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