Date:Saturday August 18 2007
Pompey and Bolton are both striving for that first win, Pompey on the back of two draws, and Bolton two defeats.
Pompey will be looking to build on the much improved second half performance against Man United,although injuries to the defence have left us somewhat stretched across the back.
Pompey will be without Campbell again with his groin niggle, and Stefanovic and Primus are still no nearer to filling the void. Pamarot joined them on Wednesday after popping a hamstring. It will be a case of 'hands up whos' fit' for the defence, so Cranie, Traore, Hreidarsson, Distin and Taylor will be asked to plug the gaps.
John Utaka has called for an all Nigerian attack with Kanu joining him up front, but I feel Harry will go for Nugent and Benjani again, with Utaka in the wide role he currently impressing in. Mendes may struggle for this one also, and with Muntari suspended, it may mean Davis and Hughes in centre mid.
Pompeys Zimbabwean is in the goalscoring form of his Pompey career, okay 2 in 2 is not going to get Real Madrid getting out the cheque book, but Benjani looks full of confidence, maybe having another workhorse in Nugent alongside him has taken some of the weight off his shoulders, and given him that extra yard of space to find.
The two sulks should start up front, Pompey hate target Diouf, and Pompey strike target Anelka.
Gary Speed will marshall midfield for the 38th season in a row, and Andy O'brien may be asked to stop the goals flying in at the back, just 2 weeks after leaving Fratton.
The scouser always seems to get a blinder against us, last seasons scorcher from the edge of the box, followed his overhead at the Reebok, keep him out and maybe we can get our first win under our belts.
0-1 last year in one of the most one-sided games of the year, and we lost!!
I'm going for a Pompey win for the 3rd game in a row, but actually have more hope this time, place your predictionshere.
Chelsea at the bridge
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Date:Saturday August 18 2007
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