FM Preview: Chelsea v Blackburn Rovers 15 Jan 2011

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History of the Chelsea v Blackburn Rovers fixture

Chelsea prepare to entertain Blackburn Rovers at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Blues are clearly on top, having won 27 and lost only 12 of the 52 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Stamford Bridge was just last season, in October 2009, with Chelsea annihilating their visitors 5-0 in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 30 OctBlackburn R.1 - 2ChelseaPREM
2009/2010Sun 21 MarBlackburn R.1 - 1ChelseaPREM
2009/2010Wed 02 DecBlackburn R.3 - 3ChelseaLGEC
2009/2010Sat 24 OctChelsea5-0Blackburn R.PREM
2008/2009Sun 17 MayChelsea2 - 0Blackburn R.PREM
2008/2009Sun 09 NovBlackburn R.0 - 2ChelseaPREM
2007/2008Sun 23 DecBlackburn R.0 - 1ChelseaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Chelsea have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 14 goals have been scored by the Blues in those games, with 8 conceded.

Blackburn R. have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Rovers have hit 9 goals, 18 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Chelsea's total of 35 points from their 21 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League. Blackburn R.'s 28 points from 22 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Blackburn R.63128810

FootyMad's prediction ...

This is certainly an intriguing match for the Blues, and one in which the FootyMad team are tentatively suggesting a drawn game. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Chelsea Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Blackburn R. 11 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.