Premier League match time comes at Stamford Bridge when Chelsea host Blackburn, in match week 23, on January 15.
This is the next meeting concerning the teams, this time the first leg was hosted by Blackburn on October 30 and went 2-1 in the champions’ favour. The score-line does not give a accurate indicator of Rovers’ fantastic exhibiting on the day. Emerton and Miame Diouf gave good support to Benjani a stand out performer who place the dwelling facet in advance on 21 minutes. It can justly be claimed that Blackburn took the recreation to Chelsea, but in the close it was a tale of skipped chances for Sam Allardyce’s squad, with Pederson wayward with his no cost-kicks.
Less than the cosh in the initial 50 %, Chelsea made a superior fist of it in the next, with Ivanovic, Zhirkov and Cole all standing up to be counted on a working day Terry and Drogba appeared off-colour.
Head to head, Chelsea have set up a 12-2 direct about Blackburn in 20 league games played involving the sides more than the previous ten years.
Chelsea, who led the details table up to match week 15, seem to have occur apart at the seams, in their past 10 video games, successful just 2, when dropping 4 and drawing the remainder. People 4 defeats incorporate a shock 1- reduction at Molineux to Wolves in match 7 days 22.
Blackburn have given a far better account of them selves, by successful 4 although losing 5 and drawing 1 of their last 10 league games. They gained their previous activity, at home towards Liverpool, by a 3-1 margin.
At this time placed 5th in the table, Chelsea have gained 7 of 10 online games hosted by them though drawing 2, and losing just the one particular. Blackburn, in ninth position, have gained just 3 of 11 video games on the street, although getting rid of 7 and drawing the remaining.
Although their current form appears outstanding, Blackburn will discover the heading hard playing the champions absent at Stamford Bridge. Ancelotti’s men will have a level or two to show as they strive to capture up with Manchester United who have been shifting farther adrift with every single succeeding game. Additional importantly, Chelsea will check out to prove their naysayers incorrect, as the champions appear to have been composed off as title contenders this season, by all but their most fanatic supporters.
Chelsea had the subsequent adult males in their beginning eleven versus Wolves in match 7 days 22: Cech, Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Essien, Lampard, Kalou, Drogba and Malouda. Kakuta, Sturridge and Anelka ended up applied as substitutes.
Blackburn’s starting eleven in opposition to Liverpool in match week 22 comprised Bunn, Salgado, Samba, Nelsen, Givet, Hoillett, Dunn, Pederson, Olsson, Diouf, Mwaruwari. Goulon, Morris and Diouf had been he substitutes who played in the activity.