Pompey travel for a boxing day test at west ham’s Boleyn ground, the home side have been lifted by the recent appointment of Alan Curbishley, winning one and drawing the other of his two games at the helm.
Pompey came from behind to beat Sheffield United on Saturday to keep up their great start to the season.
west ham Team News:
Koncheskey available after appealing his un-just red card at Fulham, Reo-Coker banned
Player to watch: Edward Sheringham
The old boy may not even start, but everyone knows what happens when strikers meet their old clubs.
pompey Team News:
Benjani a doubt again with a sore hamstring, Kanu should make it. Primus and Campbell likely to start in the middle of defence although Redknapp may feel the urge to rest one of them. Andy Cole will probably feature again from the bench
Player to watch: Campbell
BIg test for the big man at the back, with the robust Zamora and Harewood likely to start.
Match Facts & Stats
Last season saw Pompey maul the Hammers on their own patch, revenge will be on the home menu, last season was a 1-1 draw at Fratton park on the same day of the year.
Bolton away on Saturday and then Spurs on New years day at the park