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Blackburn preview and open thread

Just time for a quick preview today.

It's safe to say in the context of our 'mini season' now that three points is an absolute must today. There is a chance this weekend that victory today could see us in seventh spot with the other sides in contention having what looks, on paper at least, trickier fixtures.

The table currently looks as follows:

7. Fulham - 47 points
8. West Ham - 45 points
9. City - 44 points
10. Tottenham - 44 points

The weekends fixtures sees Fulham travel to Chelsea, West Ham visit Stoke, whilst Tottenham host West Brom and we of course face Blackburn. A win today and we could be seventh.

Blackburn could be a tricky prospect, and much has been made of the ploy of playing Christopher Samba up front but if he manages to win a game for them then there is something clearly wrong. Their win over Wigan last week may in all likelihood have made them safe and perhaps they will target their remaining points elsewhere.

Attacking wise, we are really on song at present with all our key players shining. A concern would be a lack of goals from our strikers (whoever is fielded) but the side is packed with goals and we will I feel have too much for them given we have seventh place in our sights.