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Team news: Century duty for Christie


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Ryan Christie makes his 100th appearance for AFC Bournemouth in tonight’s Emirates FA Cup fourth-round clash with Swansea City at Vitality Stadium.

The Scotland international adds a further cup appearance to his personal tally having featured 90 times in the Premier League and Championship since joining the Cherries in 2021.

Christie is one of six players in the starting line-up to have faced Liverpool on Sunday with head coach Andoni Iraola making five changes.

Mark Travers, who started the third-round victory at QPR earlier this month, comes in for Neto with Andrei Radu named among the Cherries substitutes.

Marcos Senesi returns from a one-match suspension, while Lloyd Kelly, who came off the bench against Liverpool, also starts.

Alex Scott, who helped former club Bristol City knock Swansea out of last season’s FA Cup, and David Brooks return to the starting line-up with the Wales international taking the captain’s armband.

Dom Sadi, who made two appearances in the Carabao Cup last season, is drafted on to the bench having netted twice in the development squad’s Premier League Cup win over Wolves on Monday.

AFC Bournemouth: Travers, Cook, Kelly, Brooks, Solanke, Christie, Scott, Sinisterra, Hill, Senesi, Zabarnyi.

Subs: Radu, Mepham, Kerkez, Kilkenny, Sadi, Kluivert, Semenyo, Tavernier, Moore.

Swansea City: Fisher, Fulton, Allen, Grimes, Yates, Patino, Cullen, Wood, Naughton, Ashby, Humphreys.

Subs: Rushworth (g/k), Pedersen, Darling, Paterson, Ogbeta, Bolasie, Kuharevich, Cooper, Lissah.

Referee: Darren England.

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