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Charlton predicted XI to face Blackburn

Charlton Athletic managed to pull off a massive result against high-flying Nottingham Forest, taking a 1-0 win away from the City Ground thanks to Lyle Taylor’s goal.

This has seen them rise up to six points above the relegation zone, but Lee Bowyer’s side cannot rest on their laurels as they face ninth-placed Blackburn Rovers.

Saturday’s match should be another challenge, considering Blackburn are just six points off a play-off place, so the team will need to be at their best if they are to get another positive result.

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With that in mind, FFC has predicted the starting XI that Bowyer will use, including two changes from the victory against Nottingham Forest.

Dillon Phillips is the Addicks’ undisputed number 1, so it is only natural that he stays between the sticks against Blackburn.

Charlton limited Forest to just two shots on target as they fought to keep a clean sheet, so their main defensive unit also remains intact, meaning Naby Sarr, Jason Pearce and Tom Lockyer all start in the three-man defence.

They are rejoined in the starting lineup by Alfie Doughty and Adam Matthews, despite the former having been substituted off for Ben Purrington in the 61st minute against Forest.

David Davis keeps his place in the Charlton midfield, after putting in a performance that captured the attention of many Addicks fans, while Josh Cullen also remains in the team.

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Erhun Oztumer is the first player to come out of the side that won at the City Ground, being replaced by Jonny Williams, while Andre Green takes Tomer Hemed’s place.

Ahead of the Blackburn game, Bowyer hinted that the incoming pair for this lineup may be involved, quoted by Charlton’s official Twitter account as saying: “We’ve got numbers that means we can rest players now. We left Jonny [Williams] and Andre [Green] behind on Tuesday, so it’s a bit of a luxury and it means those players can come back refreshed.”

That sees the Aston Villa loanee partner Lyle Taylor as one of the two main strikers, after the Montserrat international notched his ninth league goal of the season.

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