For Blues boss Mauricio Pochettino, the season continues to be littered with inconsistencies.
Despite some promising signs, Saturday’s home loss to Brentford was a major disappointment and his team are yet to fully convince.
Losing to a Championship team at Stamford Bridge would only ramp up the pressure even further after such a big summer spend.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Chelsea vs Blackburn is scheduled for a 7.45pm GMT kick-off time tonight, Wednesday, November 1, 2023.
Stamford Bridge in London will host.
Where to watch Chelsea vs Blackburn
TV channel and live stream: The game will not be broadcast live in the UK.
Live blog: Follow all the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog. Nizaar Kinsella will be providing expert analysis from the ground.
Chelsea vs Blackburn team news
Chelsea XI: Sanchez; James, Badiashile, Disasi, Cucurella; Ugochukwu, Gallagher, Fernandez; Palmer, Jackson, Sterling
Subs: Petrovic, Colwill, Gusto, Maatsen, Caicedo, Madueke, Matos, Castledine, Washington
Blackburn XI: Wahlstedt; Brittain, Carter, Hill, Pickering; A. Wharton, Travis, Garrett; Markanday, Moran, Leonard
Subs: Hilton, S. Wharton, Gamble, Batty, Rankin-Costello, Tronstad, Sigurdsson, Dolan, Ennis
Chelsea vs Blackburn prediction
The Blues, even with rotation in mind, surely have enough to get past Blackburn, with all due respect.
Chelsea to win 3-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
This may be these teams' first meeting in 11 years but Rovers have not avoided defeat at Stamford Bridge since 2007 with their last win at this ground coming courtesy of late David Dunn and Dwight Yorke goals four years earlier.
Chelsea wins: 49
Blackburn wins: 36
Chelsea vs Blackburn latest odds
Chelsea to qualify: 1/20
Blackburn to qualify: 8/1
Draw (90 mins): 7/1
Odds via Betfair and subject to change.