EPL Preview: Blackburn Rovers - Manchester City

Published On: September 30, 2011, 3:48 pm
Author:
Emmanuel McCarthy
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BLACKBURN ROVERS


PROBABLE LINEUPS: Robinson, Givet, Samba, Dann, Petrovic, N’Zonzi, Grella, Rochina, Formica, Hoilett, Yakubu

Vs.

MANCHESTER CITY


PROBABLE LINEUPS: Hart, Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy, Yaya Toure, Barry, Milner, Silva, Nasri, Aguero

TEAM NEWS

BLACKBURN ROVERS

Steve Kean not only has to pick his side up following their disappointing 3-1 defeat at Newcastle, but he'll need to apply bandages to his back four.

With the experienced Michel Salgado sidelined with a hamstring injury picked up at St James' Park, Gael Givet is set to feature at right back - albeit that the Frenchman has impressed in the centre-back role of late, particularly against Arsenal.

This spot will be reserved for Scott Dann, who despite nursing a knee injury from last weekend, is expected to start at Ewood Park.

Kean will be without Martin Olsson however, following his sending off for two bookable offences at Newcastle.


MANCHESTER CITY

One absentee is certain this weekend... Carlos Tevez will be nowhere near Ewood come kick-off on Saturday, having been suspended by the club.

Edin Dzeko is also expected to start from the bench, as the Bosnian serves the final stretch of his punishment following his own, albeit less controversial, petulance in Munich.

Joleon Lescott, dropped for the returning Kolo Toure in midweek, is expected to rejoin captain Vincent Kompany in defence, while Owen Hargreaves and Nigel de Jong will both have to settle for a place alongside Roberto Mancini at best, with the Italian awaiting the midfielders returns to full fitness.




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 Blackburn Rovers 3-1 Manchester City
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