Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Rovers Beaten at the Bridge

Rovers Beaten at the Bridge

Goals from Ivanovic and Anelka helped restore the defending premiers confidence and provided Chelsea with a vital win, defeating the travelling Blackburn outfit, 2-0.

Blackburn set out with an attacking formation,

Robinson
Salgado
Nelsen
Samba
Givet
Dunn
Olsson
Pedersen
Hoilett
Kalinic
Mame Diouf

It was a game of few chances for Rovers, with Chelsea superior in most aspects on the field. Blackburn just could not maintain any form of continuous pressure, with the Rovers attack limited to counter-attacks and the misguided passes from the Chelsea midfield.

Chelsea on the otherhand, were not clinical. The passing was not on song, whilst they also managed to spray several attempts wide of goal.

The home outfit had the best of the early chances. A miscleared header should of been dealt with by Hoillet, who must of been twiddeling his fingers, Ramires pouncing and striking his volley into the crossbar. Minutes later, Drogba was released, however Givet was on hand to make a desperate lunging tackle.

Rovers did have a fast counterattack in the form of Hoillet and MB Diouf. And it was the first who threatened, stealing the ball then darting towards the goal, forcing Petr Cech into a fine save. However Rovers chances were far and few between, as Chelsea continued to pressure. Drogba and Essien tried from range with no luck.

Blackburn were forced into an early change, David Dunn making way for Jason Lowe. Chelsea continued the pressure with Anelka striking the post and Lampard heading over from point blank range, failing to take their changes into the half time break

0-0

Kalinic made way for Roque Santa Cruz

A slower start to the half, but Chelsea finally got the opener 15 minutes in. A corner was headed by John Terry, Pedersen failing to clear and the ball bouncing into the path of Ivanovic. He managed to somehow trickle a shot past the legs of Nelsen and Salgado, too late for Robinson to make a save, 1-0 Chelsea

Terry should of made it 2, but his delicate header following a misdirected Lampard volley trickled wide of the goal. Lampard then tried to chip Robinson, but with no avail.

Hoillet off for Roberts

Samba then sliced 2 mill of his transfer value with a horrible backpass. Drogba pounced, but Robinson was up to the task, stopping the Ivorians shot.

Chelsea werent to be denied minutes later, again from a corner. The ball was miscleared, with Ivanovic heading back into the box. Anelka managed to flick the ball, a deft touch, into the net. 2-0

Ancelotti's men pushed for a third, but weren't up to their clinical best....

2-0 Full time



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Sasman!
Date:Sunday January 16 2011
Time: 8:45PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
We were well beaten but at least the fight was there if not the talent... Young Jason Lowe looked pretty good I thought! Disappointing goals to concede however as we are normally good at set pieces :(
Mikey Delap
16/01/2011 21:16:00
0
i thought we were very organized until we conceded. samba was at fault for both goals unfortunately. pedersen lost possession too many times and hence our attack was limited. lowe was decent and composed, another reason why we don't need more defensive midfielders.
DommyWalker
16/01/2011 22:18:00
0
to be expected tbh, there will be plenty of other winable fixtures to come so no worries
glen9mullan
17/01/2011 20:57:00
0
good luck for the rest of the season
merlin
17/01/2011 21:36:00
0
good luck for the rest of the season
merlin
17/01/2011 21:36:00
0
great report, gamst definitelty going through another dull patch- lets hope he get back to start of season form soon. and what is wrong with dunn?
retroflair31
18/01/2011 01:02:00
0
Yeah, good report BTW Sas, pressure is on after 23's last week!!!
Mikey Delap
18/01/2011 08:53:00
0
ll go with glen here - this was expected considering the pressure on a couple of their players in saving their starting place there ...
kkk
18/01/2011 16:56:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

No Celtic Offer For Duffy

Coyle has denied any official approach has been made to Blackburn from Celtic for our Republic of Ireland international and former Everton defender Duffy.

Hanley's Newcastle Move Confirmed

Blackburn defender, and captain, Hanley has completed his move to Newcastle. This brings and end to the rumour and speculation with Norwich & Sheffield Wednesday also linked.

Jackson Confirmed By Walsall

As irony would have it he's joined a club to replace a striker (Tom Bradshaw) who has left his new club to join the club Simeon Jackson left (Barnsley) to join Blackburn.

Duffy & Hanley Latest

Duffy is someone Blackburn want to tie to a new deal with Swansea, West Brom & Celtic interested. Hanley, linked with Newcastle, Norwich & Sheffield Wednesday is close to an exit.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile
Mikey Delap
no email
Profile
Sasman!
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Assuming Ben Marshall is one winger who will be the other?
Suggested By: VitalRovers
Elliott Bennett5%
Craig Conway62%
Liam Feeney25%
Connor Mahoney2%
No Marshall - it'll be two of the above!6%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Barnsley 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Birmingham 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Blackburn 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Brentford 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Brighton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Bristol City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Burton 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Ipswich 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Leeds Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Preston 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Wigan 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Wolves 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.captain _midnight6
2.Walker5
3.@roverseas2