Robert Green: Lars Jacobsen, Daniel Gabbidon, James Tomkins, Wayne Bridge; Gary O'Neil, Mark Noble, Scott Parker; Victor Obinna (2) Frederic Piquionne Robbie Keane (1) Subs: Winston Reid, Luis Boa Morte, Radoslav Kovac
West Ham 4 Blackpool 0
Manuel Almunia: Julien Faubert, Winston Reid, James Tomkins, George McCartney: Jack Collison (1) Pape Bouba Diop, Kevin Nolan, Matt Taylor; John Carew (1) Sam Baldock (2) Subs: Abdoulaye Faye, Fred Sears, Mark Noble
Blackpool 1 West Ham 4
Robert Green: Joey O'Brien, Abdoulaye Faye, Winston Reid, George McCartney; James Tomkins (1) Mark Noble, Jack Collison; Julien Faubert, Nicky Maynard, Ricardo Vaz Te Subs: Lansbury (to play in goal!), O'Neil, Cole.
So that is played three, scored 11 conceded 2, and we haven't played our first choice team in any of the games! Demel is a huge improvement on Jacobsen, O'Brien and Faubert at right back and the midfield is so much stronger now that Noble, Nolan and O'Neil are operating as a unit. Collison or Lansbury? Either would be fine!
Tense or nervous? To be honest, no. We should be far too strong for Blackpool and I really do not think Allardyce will balls this up. Holloway and his boys have been playing mind games all week but we have remained commendably aloof. The fact is, Blackpool are scared shitless of us with very good reason. Even when we have picked donkeys like Carew, Piquionne, Keane, Sears and Faubert we have thumped them!