West Ham vs Blackburn
On Sunday West Ham have the chance to end their run of eight successive defeats. However they face a Blackburn team who have not lost away in their last six matches. The good news for West Ham is that Blackburn have lost their last two games, both played at home.
After Tuesday's defeat club captain Reo-Coker, who has so far been immune from Pardew's rotation policy, might make way for Lee Bowyer, who is expected to be fit again. Konchesky is suspended for this game so McCartney should get another chance at left back. Etherington is likely to return in place of Kyle Reid and Marlon Harewood might get another chance up front after getting his first goal on Tuesday, since last year's FA Cup final.
For Blackburn Robbie Savage is suspended. West Ham won the corresponding fixture last year 3-1. It takes a massive leap of faith however to see West Ham getting three goals in their present form.