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Chelsea v Blackburn EFL Cup predictions: Tips, odds and team news

Chelsea and Blackburn face off in in the fourth round of the EFL Cup on Wednesday at 7:45pm (UK time).

Chelsea vs Blackburn odds


*Odds correct as of 15:45 on October 31

Due to no European football, Chelsea started their EFL Cup campaign early, entering in the second round. It wasn’t an easy start for the Blues as they had to come from a goal down to eek out a 2-1 win over AFC Wimbledon. There was a narrow victory in the third round too, though this one was much better for Mauricio Pochettino, as Chelsea knocked out fellow Premier League side Brighton. The Blues are chasing their first piece of silverware since the 2022 Club World Cup, and haven’t won the EFL Cup since 2015 when they beat Pochettino’s Tottenham.

Blackburn, meanwhile, are one-time winners of the EFL Cup, beating Tottenham in the 2002 final. But they are a long way off those lofty heights, currently sitting mid-table in the Championship. As a Championship club, Blackburn entered the EFL Cup in the first round and have already had to win three matches to get this far. They opened with a 4-3 win over Walsall before thrashing Harrogate Town 8-0 in the second round. Last time out they were 5-2 victors against Cardiff City, but saw a three-game winning run across all competitions ended by Swansea at the weekend.

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Chelsea vs Blackburn predictions

Chelsea vs Blackburn: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 10/11 with BetMGM
Correct Score 3-1 10/1 with Betfred
First Goalscorer Sammie Szmodics 16/1 with BoyleSports

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The stats behind our Chelsea vs Blackburn predictions:

  • Chelsea have conceded in six of their eight home games this season.
  • Blackburn scored in six of their last eight away games.
  • Chelsea have conceded first in five of their eight home matches this season.
  • Sammie Szmodics has scored seven goals for Blackburn this season.

Chelsea vs Blackburn match tip

Blackburn to score first @ 4/1 with Bet365

Chelsea have been in horrid form at Stamford Bridge this season. The Blues have won just three of their eight home matches this season, with two of those victories coming in the EFL Cup against Wimbledon and Brighton. Chelsea have also conceded the opening goal in five of their eight home games, including against Wimbledon in the second round.

Chelsea vs Blackburn team news

Chelsea team news

In  Out Doubtful
Armando Broja, Ben Chilwell, Trevoh Chalobah, Carney Chukwuemeka, Wesley Fofana, Romeo Lavia, Mykhailo Mudryk, Christopher Nkunku

Chelsea remain without a host of players including Mykhailo Mudryk, but Enzo Fernandez should be okay to return.

Blackburn team news

In  Out Doubtful
Lewis Travis

Blackburn have a fully-fit squad from which to choose, with captain Lewis Travis confirmed fit to start having missed the last two games through injury.

Chelsea vs Blackburn head-to-head record

  • 13 May 2012 – Chelsea 2-1 Blackburn – Premier League
  • 5 November 2011 – Blackburn 0-1 Chelsea – Premier League
  • 15 January 2011 – Chelsea 2-0 Blackburn – Premier League
  • 30 October 2010 – Blackburn 1-2 Chelsea – Premier League
  • 21 March 2010 – Blackburn 1-1 Chelsea – Premier League

Chelsea are unbeaten in their last five meetings with Blackburn (four wins and one draw). In fact, Rovers have won just one of 15 previous matches against the Blues (12 losses and two draws). That success, though, came in the last EFL Cup clash between the sides.