Cole fit to lead Hammers attack

Carlton Cole is West Ham's only fit senior striker for their opening Premier League match against newly-promoted Wolves at Molineux.

Last Updated: 14/08/09 at 18:36

Cole: Ploughs a lone furrow at Molineux

Cole: Ploughs a lone furrow at Molineux

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Gianfranco Zola is likely to use loan signing Luis Jimenez and Kieron Dyer as support from out wide for Cole, ahead of a three-man midfield.

West Ham are without long-term absentees Dean Ashton (ankle), Luis Boa Morte (knee) and Valon Behrami (ankle). Danny Gabbidon could make his first Premier League appearance in 18 months after recovering from abdominal and back injuries while Zola must decide whether to give new signing Fabio Daprela his debut at right-back.

West Ham (from): Green, Ilunga, Upson, Gabbidon, Faubert, Noble, Parker, Collison, Dyer, Jimenez, Cole, Stech, Daprela, Tomkins, Collins, Stanislas, Kovac, Savio, Spector, Davenport.

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Newcastle v Hull City  
Swansea v Southampton
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Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 4 9 12
2 A Villa 4 3 10
3 Swansea 4 3 9
4 Southampton 4 5 7
5 Man City 4 3 7
6 Tottenham 4 2 7
7 Arsenal 4 1 6
8 Liverpool 4 1 6
9 Man Utd 4 3 5
10 Hull City 4 0 5
11 Everton 4 -1 5
12 Leicester 4 -1 5
13 West Ham 4 -1 4
14 Stoke 4 -1 4
15 Sunderland 4 -1 3
16 QPR 4 -8 3
17 C Palace 4 -3 2
18 Burnley 4 -3 2
19 West Brom 4 -5 2
20 Newcastle 4 -6 2

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