Chelsea vs Blackburn: Preview, Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score

By on May 12, 2012

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Chelsea welcome relegated Blackburn Rovers to Stamford Bridge on Sunday for the final game of the season.

The match is practically meaningless for both sides, as no matter the result Chelsea will finish sixth – their lowest Premier League placing in a decade – and Rovers are already getting used to life back in the Championship next season.

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The Blues go into the game off the back of a 4-1 thumping by Liverpool on Tuesday, a result which ended their hopes of a top four finish. Roberto Di Matteo will now have to win the Champions League in Munich next week if they are to be playing in Europe’s elite competition next season.

Team news

Di Matteo could decide to use this game as a warm up for next weeks Champions League final against Bayern Munich, but it’s more than likely the Italian will take no risks and rest his key men once again.

A weakened side was played at Anfield in midweek so the likes of Ross Turnbull, Paulo Ferrirra, Ryan Bertrand and Romeu are likely to feature once again, and youngster Lukaku could be given a rare start to protect both Torres and Drogba.

Terry, Ivanovic, Ramires and Meireles are all suspended for next weeks final so are likely to feature on Sunday but both David Luiz and Gary Cahill are both still struggling to be fit for the Bayern game, but will be given every opportunity to make the game.

Blackburn will be without Bradley Orr after the defender had surgery on an achilles injury. Paul Robinson is struggling with injury but is likely to make it, while key midfielder David Dunn will also face a late fitness test.

Gael Givet is fit to play despite being forced off during last weeks defeat to Wigan.

Likely Line-ups

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Predicted Score

Despite Chelsea’s weakened side, they will still have too much for a beleaguered Blackburn team who have Championship football to look forward to next season. Chelsea 2-0 Blackburn.

What are your thoughts on the game? Get involved in the comments section.

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14 Comments

  1. Kelly

    May 12, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Ur prediction is right by that 2-0. But whatever the result shal be no problem.

  2. fidelis Amadi

    May 12, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Chelsea 5 Blackburn 1

  3. Mark orim

    May 12, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Build up a team that stand in EUCL

  4. mohd erfan buhari

    May 12, 2012 at 11:20 am

    D Matteo should field P Ceck against Blackburn for his warmup…further I think the football pundits are all jealous about Chelsea achivements they try to make Matteo uneasy…if Matteo did it with Man U I am very sure Matteo will threat like god…ohhhh biase pundits

  5. Hussein Omar

    May 12, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Chelsea must struggle to win this game, though it isn’t important to them. So, let them play mostly look forward for the final, so that they secure a place for the next season champions league.

  6. caleb

    May 12, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    i won,t chelsea to lose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • chelsea no. 1 fan

      May 13, 2012 at 12:34 pm

      whatever that means

  7. Iwuoha

    May 12, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    God should really help cfc in this up comming final against bayern

    • chelsea no. 1 fan

      May 13, 2012 at 12:33 pm

      he wont need to because chelsea are going to whip bayern’s ass, and you probably support some crap team like crawley town and you go and say that about chelsea who are in the CL final.

  8. Iwuoha

    May 12, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    God should really help cfc in this up comming final against bayern. I want to see this men in uefa ones more

  9. kentexcy

    May 12, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    chelsea 3 blackburn 1

    • chelsea no. 1 fan

      May 13, 2012 at 12:36 pm

      3-0 you mean. chelsea wont concede!

  10. Agbo Oche Johnson

    May 12, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Chelsea 3 Blackburn 0. Our emphasis is on Bayern, how we can overcome them. And also to the blues family, make Drogba collect dat 1 year, e no bad considering his age.

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