Blackburn v W.Ham Preview
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.
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