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Squad sheets: Bolton Wanderers v Blackpool
3 years ago

This fixture – the first between these sides in the top-flight for 46 years – is synonymous with the 1953 FA Cup final, one of English football's greatest matches. It might not be Lofthouse versus Matthews this weekend but their modern-day successors have served up some scintillating fare in the opening months of the season, and given both teams' attacking intentions a repeat of the 4-3 Wembley scoreline cannot be discounted. Blackpool's 14 games have featured a Premier League-high 48 goals while Owen Coyle's fifth-placed Bolton, who have outscored all but the top three, are only a couple behind. Richard Gibson

Venue Reebok Stadium, Saturday 3pm

Tickets £23-31 (0844 8712932)

Last season n/a

Referee M Dean

This season's matches 11 Y37, R1, 3.45 cards per game

Odds Bolton 8-13 Blackpool 5-1 Draw 16-5

BoltonSubs from Bogdan, Lainton, Steinsson, Petrov, Klasnic, M Davies, Moreno, Blake, Alonso, Eaves

Doubtful None

Injured Gardner (thigh, 4 Dec), Samuel (calf, 4 Dec), Davis (knee, Feb)

Suspended None

Form guide WWDWLD

Disciplinary record Y24 R3

Leading scorer Elmander 8

BlackpoolSubs from Halstead, Southern, Euell, Grandin, Basham, Ormerod, Edwards, Carney, Sylvestre, Keinan

Doubtful Basham (knee), Sylvestre (hamstring)

Injured Almond (shoulder, 4 Dec), Martin (knee, 26 Dec), Baptiste (knee, 4 Dec), Gilks (knee, Jan), Harewood (hamstring, Jan), Clarke (knee, May)

Suspended None

Ineligible Rachubka (not in 25-man squad)

Form guide WDLDWL

Disciplinary record Y19 R1

Leading scorer Harewood 5

Match pointers• Bolton not lost at home to Blackpool since March 1986, winning three of their four subsequent matches as hosts

• Charlie Adam has attempted more shots from outside the box (26) than any other player this season

• Stuart Holden has made 5.7 tackles per 90 minutes in 2010-11, the highest average in the Premier League

• Ian Evatt has made more clearances (43) and blocks (15) than any other player in the division

• If selected, Matthew Taylor will be playing on the day of his 29th birthday

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