West Ham v Blackburn preview

Team news for Saturday afternoon's Premier League clash between West Ham and Blackburn at Upton Park.

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Hoilett: Late fitness test

Hoilett: Late fitness test

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Scott Parker is a major doubt for West Ham.

The England international missed the recent defeats at Chelsea and Manchester City with an Achilles complaint that he is still struggling with, while fellow midfielders Gary O'Neil (ankle) and Mark Noble (hernia) will be absent and defender Matthew Upson is doubtful with a dead leg.

Jordan Spence could feature after being recalled from his loan spell at Bristol City and on-loan Wayne Bridge returns to the squad after being ineligible to face parent club City last weekend.

Blackburn will give late fitness tests to Junior Hoilett, David Dunn and Michel Salgado.

Rovers boss Steve Kean believes at least two of the trio will be available for the Premier League match.

Ryan Nelsen and Vince Grella are definitely out of the Upton Park clash where three points would secure Blackburn's top-flight status.

West Ham (from): Green, Jacobsen, Tomkins, Upson, Hitzlsperger, Piquionne, Spector, Ba, Cole, Boffin, Reid, Da Costa, Boa Morte, Collison, Keane, Spence, Bridge, Parker, Stanislas.

Blackburn (from): Robinson, Samba, Givet, Olsson, Salgado, J Jones, Emerton, P Jones, Nzonzi, Dunn, Diouf, Hoilett, Bunn, Roberts, Pedersen, Hanley, Kalinic, Rochina, Formica, Benjani, Santa Cruz.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 30 August 2014
12:45
Burnley v Man Utd  
15:00
Man City v Stoke  
Newcastle v C Palace  
QPR v S'land  
Swansea v West Brom  
West Ham v Southampton  
17:30
Everton v Chelsea  
Sunday, 31 August 2014
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A Villa v Hull City  
Tottenham v Liverpool  
16:00
Leicester v Arsenal  

Barclays Premier League

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

Updated Wed, 27 Aug 2014

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