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History of the Blackburn Rovers v Chelsea fixture

Chelsea face a trip to Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 50 games played, Blues have recorded 14 wins, and Blackburn R. have come away with 22 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2006, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a League Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 15 SepChelsea0 - 0Blackburn R.PREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Rovers's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

The away form of Chelsea however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The Blues have managed to tuck away 10 goals in this period, and concede just the 1.

Blackburn R.'s 26 points from 17 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Chelsea sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 34 points from their 17 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Blackburn R.611410164
Chelsea64119113

FootyMad's prediction ...

Chelsea are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Blackburn R.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Blackburn R. Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Chelsea 4 games since last away draw.