A mini-revival earlier this year aided suggestions that Fulham could escape the bottom three, but the Cottagers have now lost five of their last six Premier League matches, including a 2-0 loss at Chelsea last time out, picking up just a single point during that run.
As a result, the Cottagers are 18th in the table, nine points behind 17th-placed Burnley, meaning that a defeat for the home side on Monday evening would confirm their relegation back to the second tier.
At one stage, Newcastle United appeared to be the side that Fulham could catch, but the Magpies are now 13th in the table, helped by their impressive 4-2 win over Leicester City on Friday evening.
Fulham have simply not won enough matches this season, picking up maximum points in just five of their 34 Premier League matches, and they are now only one point ahead of 19th-placed West Bromwich Albion.
Parker's team will be targeting wins in their next four matches against Burnley, Southampton, Manchester United and Newcastle, but it does appear that the club are heading back to the Championship.
Sean Dyche's side recorded a 4-0 win away to Wolverhampton Wanderers on April 25, but they have actually lost four of their last five in the league, which has seen them slide down into 17th spot in the table.
The Clarets have avoided defeat in eight of their 17 away league fixtures this term and will be taking on a Fulham side with the worst home record in the 2020-21 Premier League season.
A defeat for Burnley on Monday would certainly leave them looking over their shoulder, though, particularly ahead of two tough fixtures against Leeds United and Liverpool, before finishing the season away to already-relegated Sheffield United.
Dyche's team have already won at Craven Cottage this term, recording a 3-0 victory in the FA Cup back in January, but the points were shared in a 1-1 draw in the reverse league fixture at Turf Moor in February.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be back in the squad, having been unable to face parent club Chelsea last time out, while Harrison Reed trained on Friday, and the hosts are hopeful that the midfielder will be able to shake off a knock in time for the key encounter at Craven Cottage.
As for Burnley, leading scorer Wood is available despite being withdrawn in the latter stages of the team's 2-1 defeat to West Ham on Monday evening due to a dead leg.
Fulham possible starting lineup:
Areola; Aina, Andersen, Adarabioyo, Robinson; Reed, Lemina; Reid, Loftus-Cheek, Lookman; Maja
Burnley possible starting lineup:
Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Brownhill, Cork, Westwood, McNeil; Wood, Vydra
We say: Fulham 1-0 Burnley
It is win or bust for Fulham, who are now very much in last-chance saloon. The Cottagers have been poor at home for long stages of the season, but we just have a feeling for them on Monday. It is not expected to be a classic Premier League encounter, but Fulham could keep their survival hopes alive with a narrow victory.
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