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|October 24, 2009 - 10:30pm(GMT+6:00)||England Premier League||Live|
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Two defeats in three Premier League games have let Chelsea slip from first to second in the standings.
But on Saturday afternoon, the Blues will have the chance to reach the top of the table with a victory against Blackburn Rovers at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea – more concentration in defense will offer victory
Carlo Ancelotti’s men negatively looked different in defense against both Wigan Athletic and Aston Villa in October this month.
Chelsea’s play didn’t only lack of creativity in every part of the field, but also of concentration at the back especially.
After their 2-1 loss against Aston Villa last weekend, Carlo Ancelotti bemoaned his side’s defensive mistakes:
"We lost the game because we had two set plays. We need to be more focused on the situation.
"We want to do better for sure. We need more concentration."
Speaking to The Daily Mail last week, Chelsea’s boss Carlo Ancelotti explained the tactical points that led to his side committing unnecessary mistakes. He said:
"On the set-plays we need to do better. We need to apply more pressure and more markers in the box,
"At Wigan, we made the same mistake for the first goal. And we have to work to improve the situation because it's important.
"We have a lot of very good jumpers, like Didier Drogba, John Terry, Ricardo Carvalho, and we have to pay more attention, with more concentration in the box.
"We have worked on the set-plays but have to maintain focus.
"There are things we can improve and set-plays are one of these."
"We gave United a chance to get in front of us and it is three points dropped unnecessarily.”
Indeed, the Blues need to bounce back in the Premiership. They are one point off the leaders Manchester United and only two points ahead of Tottenham who welcome Stoke City on Saturday as well.
After convincingly beating Atletico de Madrid 4-0 at Stamford Bridge in the Champions League on Wednesday, Chelsea are poised to recover from their 2-1 defeat against Aston Villa last weekend with an overwhelming victory at home to Blackburn Rovers.
Statistics show Blackburn as the third team to possess the worst defense in the English Premier League so far this season.
Marc Hughes former club have conceded as much as seventeen goals in only eight games and they’ve succumbed to four defeats already.
But last week’s hard-fought 3-2 win against Burnley carried them three points above the drop zone. Former Chelsea player, Franco Di Santo, was on the scoring sheet. Should he play on Saturday, he will have the opportunity to score against the Blues.But will he be able to break John Terry’s defense and offer Blackburn Rovers a respectable score line against Chelsea?