Stamford Bridge

Next Game

Chelsea v West Ham

Friday, 26 December 2014, 12:45

Barclays Prem

Upton Park

Last Game

West Ham 2 - 0 Leicester

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Allardyce: We'll miss Carroll

Sam Allardyce says Andy Carroll's enforced absence this weekend has come at a frustrating time for the striker and West Ham.

Last Updated: 07/04/13 at 12:41 Post Comment

Andy Carroll scores the first of his two goals against West Brom

Andy Carroll scores the first of his two goals against West Brom

Injuries have meant a stop-start season on loan in east London for Carroll, who is ineligible for Sunday's trip to Liverpool under the terms of his deal.

That means another 90 minutes on the sidelines a week after the 24-year-old - a summer transfer target for the Hammers - showed a glimpse of his best form with two goals against West Brom.

Allardyce said: "Andy looks to be in full flow and good goalscoring touch, which is what we've been waiting for a long time.

"It's frustrating to be without Andy for Sunday and it is for him as well but that's the way the fixtures have fallen."

Allardyce has never made a secret of his wish to make Carroll's loan permanent - as long as the terms suit West Ham.

He said "I think there'd be a lot to be discussed between ourselves, Liverpool and Andy before that could be the case, but once we're secure then we'll move on with that business as quick as we possibly can.

"I wouldn't have spent as much time as I did trying to get him here if I didn't want him here on a permanent basis.

"We would have hoped he'd score a few more goals, but the circumstances around why he hasn't are ones we can put right. In other words, keeping him match-fit would mean more goals."

West Ham have not won at Liverpool for almost 50 years, but Allardyce said: "On any given day on your best form you can win anywhere.

"For most of those 50 years Liverpool have been so much better than everyone else that you wouldn't expect to win there, but we're capable of winning there and if we're on top form and take our chances we can."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

m only commenting on this (I don't care about Liverpool) because F365's twitter said I had call Matt Stanger a tw*t (which I don't agree with anyway) but I just wanted to be the first. Am I the first?

tk421
Trial And Error Rather Than Transition

S

unday, Sunday. Will there be a fan of either team, who if they are winning after 80 mins, won't still be nervous? This could be anything from 0-0 to 5-5, and no one would bat an eye.

megabrow (cufc)
A Season Of Continuous False Dawns

T

his year I am getting F365 a whack-a-mole game but with Brendan instead of the mole (Like the one with JD on Scrubs) and every time he pops up he says something. Outstanding Whack!, Character Whack!, Magnificent Whack!, Wonderful Composure Whack, Whack f**king Whack. Hours of fun.

hump3.
Trial And Error Rather Than Transition

Footer 365

Premier League: Martin Skrtel's late header earns Liverpool 2-2 draw with Arsenal

A 97th-minute bullet header from defender Martin Skrtel earned Liverpool a 2-2 draw with Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday.

Transfer news: Labour MP Iain Wright warns Hartlepool against signing Ched Evans

Labour MP Iain Wright has told Hartlepool to "think again" over their interest in signing convicted rapist Ched Evans.

Premier League: Neil Warnock blasts officials after Crystal Palace's 3-0 defeat at Man City

Neil Warnock said the decision to disallow a Crystal Palace goal in the 3-0 defeat to Manchester City was "disgraceful".

Mail Box

More Players In The Wrong Bloody Shirt

Plus Cristiano Ronaldo, who looks 'heart-breakingly well-suited to a Real Madrid shirt' according to one United fan. Plus, words from the good doctor and plenty more...

Players Plainly Wearing The Wrong Strip...

There are some players who just look plain daft in whatever shirt they're wearing. Like Cesc and Robin. It's a cracking mailbox with a load of different themes...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property