Blackpool manager Ian Holloway is looking forward to his team’s visit to Stamford Bridge today and is preparing to go on the attack . In his match preview Holloway said : “If you step into a ring with a champion ..you have to throw a punch , you should never be afraid to attack .”
Brave words and the positive tactics employed by Holloway so far have certainly paid dividends . Away wins at Wigan and Newcastle were impressive but Blackpool were taken apart when losing 6-0 at Arsenal and they face a formidable test this afternoon .
Chelsea have a 100% record so far in the Premiership but have not needed to get out of first gear in beating teams who will all finish in the bottom half . Last season Chelsea showed thay are vey capable of running up some big scores with seven goals against Aston Villa and Stoke City and an eight goal victory over Wigan in their final home game of last season .
Carlo Ancelotti will demand another demolition job today and Didier Drogba will be hungry to add to his four premier league goals so far this season .
It is no suprise that Chelsea are priced at 1/9 to win today or that over 2.5 goals is as short as 3/10 but with Blackpool intent on attacking the value could lie in backing both teams to score at 5/4 with Victor Chandler .
Either that or take total goals at 4 or more with Stan James at 8/11 and sit back , enjoy and cheer every time the ball hits the back of the net .
Should be plenty of action , live on Sky Sports 1 at 4pm .