CHELSEA clash with Championship opponents Blackburn Rovers in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.
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Chelsea vs Blackburn preview
Premier League Chelsea welcome Championship Blackburn to Stamford Bridge for Wednesday's Carabao Cup last-16 clash.
And Mauricio Pochettino will want an instant response following Saturday's laboured defeat to Brentford.
The Blues looked to have turned a corner after four matches without defeat, including three victories and an impressive 2-2 draw against title challengers Arsenal.
But it was a case of one step forward, two steps back for Chelsea, who now sit 11th in the division with just three wins from their opening ten matches.
Without any European football in the calendar, this looks Chelsea's best opportunity at silverware with the club now four games away from clinching their sixth League Cup.
Blackburn were also came crashing back to earth over the weekend. They had put a run of three-consecutive wins but lost 1-0 at home to Swansea.
It's been over a decade since these sides last met with Chelsea winning the last 2-1 courtesy of goals from John Terry and Raul Meireles.
Chelsea vs Blackburn odds
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Chelsea vs Blackburn betting tips
Cole Palmer has started brightly at Stamford Bridge after arriving from Manchester City earlier this year.
He's scored twice and provided two assists in just eight appearances. He's played in a variety of positions including attacking midfielder, winger and even centre-forward in recent weeks – and he's effective in all.
No Chelsea player can beat his six attempts on goal in the last two matches, while only Raheem Sterling has more touches in the opposition's penalty area. He's averaging a shot every 28.5 minutes, and we're backing him to get on the scoresheet this week.
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Yes, Chelsea have conceded in each of their last three games but the underlying numbers suggest they are fairly sound defensively.
Only Arsenal and Manchester City have conceded less attempts on target this season with the Blues limiting their opponents to an average of 3.6 shots on target per game.
Blackburn aren't exactly shy when it comes to goals, but they have blanked in two of their last five matches, and they've also failed to score in two of their last five on the road.
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Hayden Carter finds himself in the referee's notebook more often than not. The centre-back has received five cautions this season and is suspended for the weekend trip top Norwich.
His automatic one-match ban in the Championship means he's a banker for 90 minutes against Chelsea, and could add to his career tally of 49 cards in 171 matches.
Our tip: Hayden Carter to be booked at 3/1 with Paddy Power – CLAIM HERE
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