Blackburn Rovers v West Ham

West Ham will be looking to progress to the FA Cup quarter-finals for the first time in six years when they visit Blackburn in a fifth-round encounter on Sunday.

The Hammers last reached the sixth round of the competition in 2010/11 when they lost 2-1 to Stoke, with their best run since coming in the last two seasons.

Slaven Bilic’s side booked their meeting with the Championship outfit after beating Liverpool in the previous round, although they needed a replay and extra time before emerging 2-1 victors.

Rovers, meanwhile, have a chance to repeat their run of a year ago, when they made it to the last-eight before being knocked out by the Reds.

However, the Lancashire club will come up against Premier League opposition for the first time in the competition this term, having seen off Newport and Oxford United in the previous two rounds.

In team news, visiting boss Bilic has selection problems at both ends of the pitch.

Injuries to Andy CarrollĀ (adductor) and Enner Valencia (ankle) has left Bilic with just one fit striker in Emmanuel Emenike, with Diafra Sakho (thigh) also on the sidelines.

Winger Michail Antonio could be called on to fill in at right-back as James Tomkins (calf) and Joey O’Brien (hamstring) also miss out, while Sam Byram is cup-tied.

However, midfielder Manuel Lanzini has returned to contention after recovering from a hamstring complaint.

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