Chelsea v Blackburn Rovers Match Preview & Best Odds

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Premier League side Chelsea face Championship opposition in the form of Blackburn Rovers in the EFL Cup on Wednesday evening, therefore now is an excellent time to register a new betting account with any of our featured UK and Irish betting sites where you may benefit from a wide range of Chelsea free bets as well as some other mouthwatering EFL Cup promotions.


Chelsea v Blackburn Rovers Match Preview & Best Odds


Having won the League Cup five times already, Chelsea will be aiming to take a step closer to their sixth triumph when they entertain Championship side Blackburn Rovers at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening.

Following some promising recent results, Chelsea came crashing back down to earth when they lost 2-0 at home to Brentford on Saturday, this disappointing outcome sending them back into the bottom half of the Premier League table after ten rounds of fixtures. This result all but confirms that the Blues are in the midst of a genuine crisis, even though the side appeared to have turned a corner of late. Mauricio Pochettino will be feeling the pressure right now and he will be doing his utmost to ensure that this midweek outing doesn’t turn into a banana skin of a cup tie.

Chelsea were far from inspiring when edging past AFC Wimbledon in the second round of the tournament but in fairness the West London outfit have only suffered a single defeat to lower league opposition in the past fifteen seasons.

Blackburn have been very much a mixed bag on all fronts this term with nine wins, one draw and seven defeats across competitions. Thus far they are the top scorers in this season’s EFL Cup thanks to their high-scoring wins over Walsall (4-3), Harrogate Town (8-0) and Cardiff City (5-2). Their last foray past this stage of the tournament was in 2011/12 when they were subsequently dumped out of contention by Cardiff City at the quarter-final stage.

Rovers will fancy their chances against a Chelsea side which are in a crisis right now, however despite their recent woes the Blues enjoy an excellent record against lower league opposition and we envisage them progressing here.


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