Category Archives: Blackburn
FA Cup third round draw
(Premier League Clubs are in BOLD! )
Middlesbrough v Shrewsbury
Nottingham Forest v Leicester
MANCHESTER CITY v MANCHESTER UNITED
Dagenham & Redbridge/Walsall v Millwall
Crawley v Bristol City
Doncaster v Sutton United/Notts County
Bristol Rovers v ASTON VILLA
TOTTENHAM v Cheltenham
Sheffield Wednesday v West Ham
MK Dons v QPR
Hull v Ipswich
Coventry v Southampton
Brighton v Wrexham
FULHAM v Charlton
Birmingham v WOLVES
NORWICH v Burnley
ARSENAL v Leeds
Derby v Crystal Palace
Fleetwood/Yeovil v Blackpool
Swindon v WIGAN
Barnsley v SWANSEA
Chelmsford/Macclesfield v BOLTON
NEWCASTLE v BLACKBURN
EVERTON v Tamworth
Sheffield United v Salisbury/Grimsby
LIVERPOOL v Southend/Oldham
Gillingham v STOKE
CHELSEA v Portsmouth
Watford v Bradford
Peterborough v SUNDERLAND
WEST BROM v Cardiff
Reading v Stevenage
Everybody knows that if Blackburn continue their poor form Steve Keen will be out of the door.
Steve Keen has been the most mentioned name in the “Who will be the first one sacked?”
And it seems now that if Steve Keen is to be sacked, his replacement will be Manchester United Legend “Ole Gunner Solskjaer.
Blackburn v Arsenal, Saturday 17th September 12:45pm, Ewood Park, Premier League, Abu Dhabi +5
* Blackburn have won just one of their last 10 Premier League games against Arsenal.
* Rovers have won just one of their last nine Premier League matches at Ewood Park.
* Robin van Persie has scored eight goals in 10 Premier League games against Blackburn.
* Robin van Persie has scored in 10 of his last 11 Premier League away games.
* David Dunn has scored five goals in eight Premier League games for Blackburn against Arsenal.
* Andrey Arshavin has scored three goals in five Premier League appearances against Blackburn.
* Rovers have lost nine times in the Premier League at home to Arsenal, more than against any other opponent on their own patch.
* Arsenal have won just one of their last nine Premier League away matches, versus relegated Blackpool.
* Arsenal have lost 99 Premier League away games.
* This is the worst start to a Premier League season for both Blackburn and Arsenal.
* Blackburn have dropped five points from winning positions this season, more than any other team.
Arsenal are without Thomas Vermaelen, Jack Wilshere and Abou Diaby through injury. Aaron Ramsey will train on Friday and has a chance to be involved. Wenger did not give an update on Tomas Rosicky who has missed the last two games through injury.Gervinho, Alex Song and Carl Jenkinson are all free of domestic suspensions.
Junior Hoilett and Chris Samba are fit after injuries. David Dunn is “touch and go” according to Steve Kean whilst Morten Gamst Pedersen will have a late fitness test. Ryan Nelsen is out.
Arsenal substitutes: Fabianski Djourou Santos Frimpong Benayoun Arshavin Chamakh
Arsenal have a run of games now which they should win. Swansea at home last week brought three points, and now Arsenal must get three points away at Blackburn and at home to Bolton. The home games with Olympiacos and Shrewsbury, it goes without saying we expect to win. Blackburn away is always a tricky game regardless of where they are in the league. Even without Wilshere and Vermaelen again, we should have more than enough to get the win on Saturday.
Blackburn 1-2 Arsenal