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Last updated : 01 May 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Blackburn Rovers v Chelsea fixture

Blackburn R. prepare to entertain Chelsea at Ewood Park on Tuesday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 47 games played, Rovers have recorded 21 wins, and Chelsea have come away with 12 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ewood Park was just last season, in February 2005, with Chelsea inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Rovers in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 29 OctChelsea4 - 2Blackburn R.PREM
2004/2005Wed 02 FebBlackburn R.0-1ChelseaPREM
2004/2005Sat 23 OctChelsea4 - 0Blackburn R.PREM
2003/2004Sun 01 FebBlackburn R.2 - 3ChelseaPREM
2003/2004Sat 30 AugChelsea2 - 2Blackburn R.PREM
2002/2003Sat 22 FebChelsea1 - 2Blackburn R.PREM
2002/2003Wed 11 SepBlackburn R.2 - 3ChelseaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Rovers in those games, with 4 conceded.

Chelsea have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Blackburn R. find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 57 points they have accumulated from 36 games. Chelsea are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 91 points from the 36 games played.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Blackburn R. are performing very well at home, but your FootyMad panel reckons that the overall quality of Chelsea will prove too much for the homesters. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Blackburn R. Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Chelsea Last drawn game 6 outings ago.