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

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

Best of Vital Network

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Championship Cost Per Goal So Far In 2016/17

The end of the Championship campaign of 2016/17 is only a month and a bit away from fans across the country but as we go in to the remaining weeks of the campaign...

Positive Signs For Bennett

Bennett was positive of Blackburn being able to see off Lancashire rivals Preston heading into this game at Ewood Park after the Norwich and Fulham results.

Minor Graham Setback

Blackburn had to do without Danny Graham against Preston following the groin problem that forced him off against Fulham last week. He could return against Brighton next week.

Hugely Frustrating

Mowbray admitted Blackburn didn't start the game well against Preston but had then been the dominant side so was 'majorly disappointed' not to record a victory.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Preston MotM
Suggested By:
Steele2%
Nyambe12%
Mulgrew12%
Lenihan0%
Williams12%
Bennett12%
Lowe0%
Guthrie25%
Conway0%
Lucas Joao25%
Emnes0%
Sub-Mahoney0%
Sub-Gallagher0%
Sub-Feeney0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 8:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Nottingham Forest (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Write for Vital Football