Thursday, December 20, 2007

Blackburn Rovers vs Chelsea EPL 2007-08: Detailed Preview and Live Updates

Blackburn Rovers vs Chelsea match is going to be held on 23 December. Both Chelsea and Blackburn Rovers have experienced shocking defeat in their last match in EPL. Chelsea lost to Arsenal whereas Blackburn Rovers was outperformed by Wigan Athletic. So, both teams are eager to bounce back with a superb victory over each other. Blackburn Rovers will face Chelsea at their home ground at Ewood Park. So, Blackburn Rovers will have home game advantage against Chelsea.


Chelsea, though, started badly in the last weekend facing a 1-0 defeat to Arsenal. However, Avram Grant’s men have bounced back with a superb 2-0 victory over Liverpool last night in the Carling cup quarter final. Chelsea Captain John Terry thinks that their performance against Arsenal last weekend was not bad either as his side had more shot on target and corners in that match. Arsenal won by the only goal of William Gallas that ended Chelsea’s hope to come back strongly in the championship race. However, it is true that Chelsea still has chance to lift the title of this season in EPL despite impressive form of Arsenal and Manchester United at this moment in English premier league.

Good News for Chelsea

Chelsea now stands third with 34 points in the league table with 6 points behind the league leader Arsenal. So, they still have the second round left to make a strong come back in EPL. However, for that they now need to show consitant performance in the upcoming matches. For Chelsea fans, it is good news that Chelsea players got their confidence back defeating Liverpool by 2-0 last night after the early setback. Frank Lampard and Andriy Shevchenko scored the goals for Chelsea. So, it shows that Chelsea has the ability to win over the strong contenders without their injured striker Didier Drogba who has been impressive throughout this season before his falling in injury and getting out for few weeks.

In addition, Chelsea’s long time injured star midfielder Michael Ballack has come back with the match against Liverpool last night. He played well and it seems that he can play a vital role against Blackburn Rovers on next Sunday.

Injury Problems for Chelsea

Yes, besides the good news there are some injury woes for waiting for the Chelsea manager Avram Grant. Captain John Terry has been ruled out for six weeks with a foot injury while playing against Arsenal last Sunday. Forward Didier Drogba will not be available for the clash Blackburn Rovers too. Another forward Andriy Shevchenko has faced a serious tackle causing harm to his ankle while playing against Liverpool. So, he is not yet confirmed for the weekend showdown against Blackburn Rovers. Claudio Pizarro could take part the match against Liverpool due to his fever while Florent Malouda is yet to recover from his injury. So, it seems that Chelsea manager Avram Grant is now worried with the flurry of injury news.

Blackburn Rovers

This Lancashire based EPL side is now in the 9th position at the premier league. They lost both of this week’s matches. Blackburn Rovers players are struggling to get their form back and it would be nice if they can do it before they take on Chelsea at their home ground. With just 26 points, this traditional English premier league club seems to have seen their golden days. However, they still have the second round ahead of this season ahead of them to get back in the right track.

Good News for Blackburn Rovers

To be honest, the side does not have too much good news to cheer on. Blackburn Rovers players are playing ordinary at this moment and it seems that they have struggle against Chelsea as well if they can not get them back in the right track soon. However, there is obviously good news for Blackburn Rovers fans regarding the current form of forward Roque Santa Cruz. He has projected five goals with a hat trick this week. So, it is, for sure, that the striker will have a lot to give to his side in the match against Chelsea.

News to Worry for Blackburn Rovers Manager

Blackburn Rovers players are now struggling with their forms. Most of the players are now out of form. Their defense looked volatile in both of their matches this week as they conceded 8 goals in these two matches. South African forward Benni McCarthy is now out of form. Manger Mark Hughes thinks that Benni needs to get his confidence back in order to come up with his own form.

I know that the fans of both Blackburn Rovers and Chelsea are now eager to see an interesting match for their team. However, many of you will be busy with your personal and professional works. So, here I am giving websites links from where you can get the online live score and updates of Blackburn Rovers vs Chelsea match:

Live Score


Footie Scorez


Live Football Scores

It is easy to say that Chelsea is favorite in this match considering the strength and current form of these two teams. However, football match is always full of uncertainty and anything can happen in a football match. So, it is better not to make prediction here. Rather, let us expect an excellent match between Blackburn Rovers and Chelsea on Sunday. What do you think about this match?

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