There won’t be many people predicting a West Ham win tonight at Anfield. After all, need I remind you that we haven’t won there in more than four decades! However, now might be a good time to play them. They haven’t looked at their best in recent games and will be under more pressure than usual tonight, as they seek to go ahead of Chelsea at the top of the table. They have also looked more than a little vulnerable at home to lower teams in recent games. Sorry, I am getting carried away.
Zola reckons he will continue to play his usual attacking game at Anfield, so we can expect Bellamy and Cole to start up front. Perhaps there needs to be a little more bite in midfield, so I wonder if we are likely to see a midfield four of Parker, Behrami, Bowyer or Mullins and Etherington. It would be strange if the defensive four were to change, after two successive clean sheets.
This is a game where substitutions may well count. I don’t know why, but the Mystic Meg in me is thinking a certain Mr Frederick Sears may have a crucial role in the outcome of this game.