7 Oct 2009

Nelsen expected to play despite missing Blackburn match

7:05 am on 7 October 2009

Despite missing Blackburn Rovers English football premier league loss to Arsenal through injury, All Whites skipper Ryan Nelsen is confident he'll be right for this weekend's world cup qualifier against Bahrain.

Nelsen was forced to skip Blackburn's 6-2 loss to Arsenal with a back injury.

Meanwhile Chelsea have returned to the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.

In other matches, Everton drew 1-1 with Stoke City while West Ham United remain in the bottom three after a 2-2 home draw with 10-man Fulham.