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History of the Chelsea v Blackburn Rovers fixture

Chelsea prepare to entertain Blackburn Rovers at Stamford Bridge at tea-time on Saturday, looking to continue an impressive record. The Blues are clearly on top, having won 25 and lost only 12 of the 49 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Stamford Bridge was less than a year ago, in January 2007, with Chelsea running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sun 15 AprBlackburn R.1 - 2ChelseaFAC
2006/2007Wed 31 JanChelsea3-0Blackburn R.PREM
2006/2007Wed 25 OctBlackburn R.0 - 2ChelseaLGEC
2006/2007Sun 27 AugBlackburn R.0 - 2ChelseaPREM
2005/2006Tue 02 MayBlackburn R.1 - 0ChelseaPREM
2005/2006Sat 29 OctChelsea4 - 2Blackburn R.PREM
2004/2005Wed 02 FebBlackburn R.0 - 1ChelseaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Blues in those games, with 5 conceded.

Blackburn R.'s away form is equally impressive, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Rovers, and 6 goals against.

Chelsea sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 10 points from their 5 games. Blackburn R.'s 8 points from 4 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Chelsea63218711
Blackburn R.64208314

FootyMad's prediction ...

Blues go into their game against Blackburn R. in confident mood, but FootyMad sees them coming down to earth, with the visitors narrowly taking all three points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Chelsea Unbeaten in the last 36 home games.
Blackburn R. Undefeated in last 6 away games.
13 games since last defeat.