FM Preview: Blackburn Rovers v Chelsea 05 Nov 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 4th November 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Blackburn Rovers and Chelsea at 15:00 on 5th November 2011 in the Premier League.
History of the Blackburn Rovers v Chelsea fixture
Blackburn Rovers prepare to entertain Chelsea at Ewood Park on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 56 games played, Rovers have recorded 23 wins, and Chelsea have come away with 17 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ewood Park was just last season, in October 2010, with Chelsea inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Rovers in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2010/2011||Sat 15 Jan||Chelsea||2 - 0||Blackburn R.||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Sat 30 Oct||Blackburn R.||1-2||Chelsea||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Sun 21 Mar||Blackburn R.||1 - 1||Chelsea||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Wed 02 Dec||Blackburn R.||3 - 3||Chelsea||League Cup|
|2009/2010||Sat 24 Oct||Chelsea||5 - 0||Blackburn R.||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Sun 17 May||Chelsea||2 - 0||Blackburn R.||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Sun 09 Nov||Blackburn R.||0 - 2||Chelsea||Premier League|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Blackburn Rovers have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. While Rovers have scored 12, a worringly large 15 have been leaked at the other end.
Chelsea have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Blues's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 10 goals for and 8 against.
Blackburn Rovers are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 6 points from their 10 games thus far.
Chelsea's total of 19 points from their 10 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Blackburn Rovers are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win
|Blackburn Rovers||9 games since last home draw.
|Chelsea||No win in the 2 most recent games.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here