Two beleaguered managers will shake hands at the beginning of Saturday’s match at Ewood Park, with Andre Villas-Boas and Steve Kean experiencing different kinds of pressure after ten games of the Premier League season played.
Villas-Boas has admitted that he will be judged on the number of trophies Chelsea win, with this number looking like a big fat zero after some underwhelming performances this season which have included a 5-3 home defeat to Arsenal and a 1-1 draw at Genk in the past few days.
Even so, it is still early in the season and the Blues do have 19 points from 10 matches, with Coral (£30 free bets) offering a best price 1/2 that the west London side leave Lancashire with a maximum haul ahead of the international break.
The Chelsea manager has insisted that his team’s attacking philosophy will remain the same despite shipping all those goals against the Gunners, with Fernando Torres expected to lead the line in this match and the Spaniard is 4/1 (Ladbrokes – £50 free betting) to open the scoring against a side that are struggling near the foot of the table.
Blackburn somehow conspired to let a 3-1 lead at Norwich slip last weekend which leaves the team stationed in the bottom three of the Premier League, with supporters having protested against the manager on two occasions already this term.
Rovers have banned fans from bringing anti-Kean banners into the ground for this match, with the Scot desperately looking to turn things around and the home side can be backed at 13/2 to claim victory against Chelsea.
With both teams going for the points, we might expect goals in this game and that is why 8/13 is the biggest price available about Over 2.5 Goals.