Blackburn will be looking to get revenge for their opening day defeat at the hands of West Ham. A mid table clash with both teams chasing Europe as well as keeping an eye on the teams below them. A win could help Blackburn climb several places.
Alan Pardew said: ‘I know Blackburn will be highly motivated for this game. We got a fantastic start to the season, Blackburn didn’t and we know we will be coming up against a very motivated Blackburn team.’
Blackburn Rovers Team News:
Craig Bellamy is out with a hamstring injury. Andy Todd is serving a one match ban following his red card v Everton. (from): Friedel, Enckelman, Neill, Gray, Nelsen, Emerton, Thompson, Reid, Savage, Pedersen, Kuqi, Dickov, Mokoena, Khizanishvili, Tugay, Bentley.
Player to watch: Thompson
When fit and firing on all cyclinders, he can produce magic!
West Ham United Team News:
No news at present…
Player to watch: Marlon Harewood
Six goals to his name in the Premiership this season, and there was everyone saying he couldn’t do it at this level!
Match Facts & Stats
Blackburn are 13th with 18 points.
Best case: 10th
Worst case: 16th
West Ham are 9th with 22 points.
Best case: 7th
Worst case: Realistically (unless some stunning goal difference changes) remain 9th.
This season at Upton Park: West Ham United 3-1 Blackburn Rovers (Sheringham 46, Reo-Coker 62) (Etherington 80)
Premiership record: Blackburn 7 wins, West Ham 8 wins, Draws 2
Premiership at Ewood Park: Blackburn 6 wins, West Ham 1, Draws 1
Mike Riley, 12 matches, 2 reds, 51 yellows.
**Have you got what it takes to run this site? Or do you run an existing site and want to move over to the exciting Vital Network? If so, press on the advert and get Vitalled! OR if you wish to submit a story, do so via the membership drop down menu above**