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Blackburn vs. Chelsea Preview – Blues need win

Chelsea will welcome back John Terry for the league match after spending Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Genk when he was an unused substitute.

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Ewood Park, Saturday, 5 November, 1500 GMT                                                                                                                 
Chelsea will welcome back John Terry for the league match after spending Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Genk as an unused substitute.                                                                                                                               
John Obi Mikel is available now that he has shaken off a back problem, but Didier Drogba is still banned after his red card against QPR.                                                                                                                                       
Under pressure Blackburn boss Steve Kean will be pleased to have David Dunn fit again after recovering from a calf injury.                                                                                                                                                           
Striker Junior Hoilett has also been given the all-clear after struggling from a tight hamstring which he picked up against Norwich during the 1-1 draw last weekend.                                                                                        
HEAD-TO-HEAD                                                                                                                                                                       
The Blues are enjoying an excellent run against Blackburn which has seen then going 10 league games against the hosts without losing, and they have only conceded only two goals.                                                                 
Blackburn have only managed two league goals against Chelsea since May 2006 whish were scored by El-Hadji Diouf back on 21/03/10 and Benjani on 30/10/10.
 
Both clubs are struggling for clean sheets this season, and the hosts have not managed to keep a single one in the league.                                                                                                                                                        
Nicolas Anelka loves to score against Blackburn, he has scored 12 goals in 16  Premier League games against them.                                                                                                                                                                       
BETTING                                                                                                                                                                              
The hosts are 6s to pull off a shock whilst the Blues are 8/15 and a draw is 7/2.                                                         
Anelka is 13/10 to make it unlucky 13 for goals scored against Blackburn.                                                                     
If you expect a goal fest then for over 3.5 goals you can get 11/8 or for the less optimistic you can get 4/7 for over 2.5 goals.                                                                                                                                                  
Whilst Blackburn are unlikely to keep a clean sheet, can they score? For both teams to score you can get 4/6, whilst it’s 11/10 for one or both to fail to find the back of the net.                                                                            
By Scott Balaam
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