Premier League : Chelsea v Blackpool Team News
Blackpool have certainly been the suprise package of the Premier League season so far and the Tangerines will almost certainly keep the same side that won so impressively at St James Park last weekend .
In beating Newcastle Ian Holloway’s team showed their opening day 4-0 victory at Wigan was no fluke but Blackpool will need another fantastic performance from goalkeeper Matthew Gilks to shut Chelsea out today . DJ Campbell will again be the main threat for the Tangerines who seem destined to spend most of this game in deep defensive positions .
Chelsea will be without Frank Lampard who has not recovered from a hernia operation but will welcome back Didier Drogba and Ashley Cole who were rested against MSK Zilna in the midweek Champions League game .
Michael Essien will be looking to maintain his recent goal scoring form from midfield and Florent Malouda is now consistently finding the net .
Nicolas Anelka could start for the Blues and is value at 8/11 with Boylesports to score anytime . Anelka has 2 premier league goals so far this season and scored twice in the Champions League midweek .
Soloman Kalou is another likely scorer who could start the game for Chelsea . Kalou is 7/5 with Extrabet and Victor Chandler to score anytime whilst he is odds on with many other bookmakers .
Worst case scenario for Blackpool fans is probably an eight goal battering similar to the beating Wigan took at Stamford Bridge last season and this is attractively priced at 80/1 with Sportingbet .