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Florent Malouda crosses the ball, Salomon Kalou produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Matt Phillips sends in a cross.
The ball is sent over by Florent Malouda, Mark Halstead makes a save.
Jason Puncheon sends in a cross, Shot by Ian Evatt from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
Foul by Marinho David Luiz on James Beattie, free kick awarded. Jason Puncheon takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by David Vaughan from the left by-line to the near post, Shot by Alex Baptiste from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
Matt Phillips crosses the ball, Brett Ormerod takes a shot. John Terry gets a block in.
A cross is delivered by Stephen Crainey, clearance by Ashley Cole.
Jason Puncheon finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Blackpool 1-3 Chelsea.The assist for the goal came from James Beattie.
Corner taken left-footed by Florent Malouda from the left by-line to the near post, Salomon Kalou has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
The ball is crossed by Ashley Cole.
Florent Malouda takes a shot. Mark Halstead makes a save. Corner taken short by Florent Malouda.
The ball is delivered by Matt Phillips, clearance made by Marinho David Luiz.
The ball is crossed by Matt Phillips, Marinho David Luiz manages to make a clearance.
Effort on goal by Matt Phillips from inside the box misses to the right of the target.
Corner taken by Michael Essien played to the near post, Matt Phillips manages to make a clearance.
Florent Malouda takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance by James Beattie.
Ashley Cole takes a shot. Neal Eardley gets a block in.
The ball is swung over by Matt Phillips, clearance by John Terry.
Fernando Torres takes a shot. Save by Neal Eardley.
David Vaughan produces a cross, Marinho David Luiz manages to make a clearance.
(Chelsea) makes a substitution, with Joshua McEachran coming on for Ramires.
Florent Malouda takes the inswinging corner, Headed effort from inside the area by John Terry misses to the right of the target.
Centre by Florent Malouda, Stephen Crainey gets a block in.
(Blackpool) makes a substitution, with Matt Phillips coming on for David Carney.
Brett Ormerod comes on in place of Andy Reid.
Florent Malouda comes on in place of Yury Zhirkov.
Yury Zhirkov takes a shot. Alex Baptiste gets a block in.
Stephen Crainey delivers the ball.
Salomon Kalou takes a shot. Save by Mark Halstead.
Corner taken by Frank Lampard from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Ian Evatt.
Centre by Ashley Cole.
Mark Halstead comes on in place of Richard Kingson.
Frank Lampard scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Blackpool 0-3 Chelsea.Salomon Kalou provided the assist for the goal.
The ball is crossed by Fernando Torres, Alex Baptiste manages to make a clearance.
Andy Reid produces a cross.
Frank Lampard scores a penalty. Blackpool 0-2 Chelsea.Unfair challenge on Salomon Kalou by Ian Evatt results in a Penalty. Assist by Salomon Kalou.
Corner taken right-footed by Frank Lampard from the right by-line to the near post, Marinho David Luiz gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Baptiste. Richard Kingson takes the free kick.
Frank Lampard takes a shot. Blocked by Neal Eardley.
The ball is crossed by Ashley Cole, Neal Eardley makes a clearance.
Andy Reid has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Alex Baptiste by Fernando Torres results in a free kick. Ian Evatt takes the direct free kick.
David Vaughan challenges Salomon Kalou unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Frank Lampard, clearance made by Ian Evatt.
Frank Lampard takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Effort on goal by Michael Essien from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
Ramires produces a cross, David Carney gets a block in.
Didier Drogba goes off and Salomon Kalou comes on.
The official flags Fernando Torres offside. Richard Kingson takes the free kick.
Marinho David Luiz challenges James Beattie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Andy Reid from left channel.
Ian Evatt fouled by Didier Drogba, the ref awards a free kick. Alex Baptiste takes the direct free kick.
A cross is delivered by Ashley Cole.
David Vaughan has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Neal Eardley delivers the ball, clearance by John Terry.
Jason Puncheon produces a cross, Michael Essien manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by Michael Essien, save by Richard Kingson.
Ramires takes a shot. Save made by Richard Kingson.
A cross is delivered by Stephen Crainey, James Beattie takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.
Alex Baptiste fouled by Didier Drogba, the ref awards a free kick. Neal Eardley restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Neal Eardley.
Neal Eardley delivers the ball, save by Petr Cech.
Andy Reid takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
The ball is crossed by Michael Essien, Richard Kingson makes a save.
Frank Lampard takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Keith Southern.
Ashley Cole crosses the ball, clearance made by Ian Evatt.
Centre by James Beattie.
The official flags Didier Drogba offside. Free kick taken by Alex Baptiste.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Neal Eardley goes wide right of the goal.
Outswinging corner taken by Andy Reid from the left by-line, Marinho David Luiz makes a clearance.
Ian Evatt crosses the ball, save by Petr Cech.
A cross is delivered by Andy Reid, clearance made by Marinho David Luiz.
Andy Reid takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Didier Drogba.
David Carney takes a shot. Blocked by Frank Lampard.
Jason Puncheon produces a cross.
Effort from just outside the box by Jason Puncheon strikes the post.
Neal Eardley sends in a cross, John Terry manages to make a clearance.
Didier Drogba is penalised for a handball. Neal Eardley restarts play with the free kick.
Keith Southern challenges Yury Zhirkov unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ashley Cole.
Effort from just outside the box by David Carney goes over the bar.
Keith Southern fouled by Ramires, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Neal Eardley.
Shot from just outside the box by John Terry misses to the right of the goal.
Jose Bosingwa takes a shot. Save by Richard Kingson. Inswinging corner taken by Frank Lampard from the left by-line, clearance made by James Beattie.
Fernando Torres takes a shot. Blocked by David Carney.
Jose Bosingwa delivers the ball.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Fernando Torres on Andy Reid. Keith Southern takes the free kick.
Fernando Torres crosses the ball, clearance by Andy Reid.
The offside flag is raised against Fernando Torres. Richard Kingson restarts play with the free kick.
A goal is scored by John Terry from close in low into the middle of the goal. Blackpool 0-1 Chelsea.Outswinging corner taken by Frank Lampard, Frank Lampard provided the assist for the goal.
Jose Bosingwa sends in a cross, Ian Evatt manages to make a clearance.
David Carney sends in a cross.
Andy Reid delivers the ball, save by Petr Cech.
Didier Drogba sends in a cross, clearance by Stephen Crainey.
A cross is delivered by Andy Reid, save made by Petr Cech.
Marinho David Luiz sends in a cross.
The ball is crossed by Fernando Torres, Alex Baptiste gets a block in. Frank Lampard takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Yury Zhirkov takes a shot. Blocked by Neal Eardley.
Andy Reid sends in a cross, clearance by John Terry.
The ball is swung over by David Carney.
David Carney takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a save.
Unfair challenge on Michael Essien by James Beattie results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Frank Lampard from right channel.
Foul by James Beattie on Marinho David Luiz, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jose Bosingwa.
The ball is sent over by Ramires, save made by Richard Kingson.
Holloway enjoying Premier League life
Blackpool boss Ian Holloway insists he is still loving his first season of top-flight management - even if it has left him looking "haggard and jaded".
The Seasiders, who were widely tipped to finish bottom of the Barclays Premier League following their promotion from the Championship last summer, made an impressive start to the 2010-11 campaign and at the turn of the year sat comfortably in mid-table.
Their form has stuttered somewhat since January 1, with only two wins - albeit against Liverpool and Tottenham - recorded from 11 fixtures.
Currently they are hovering just above the relegation zone, but with 10 games to go, remain very much in contention to beat the drop.
They host champions Chelsea, who hammered them 4-0 at Stamford Bridge back in September, on Monday.
There have been plenty of highs and lows for Blackpool in the intervening months and Holloway has described the experience as a "scary" rollercoaster ride - but one which he continues to enjoy as much as ever.
"We've had almost a full season in the Premier League," Holloway said.
"I look haggard and jaded but I'm loving every minute of it. It has been absolutely fantastic and I'm proud of how we've tried to acquit ourselves."
Holloway believes Blackpool are a better side now than the one that was beaten so comprehensively by Chelsea in London.
"We certainly cannot give them the space in behind us like we did in that first game," Holloway said.
"In the second half we sorted it out a bit, but in the first half they absolutely passed it around us.
"We were too high up the pitch, they played through us and it was a field day for them. But I think we have improved since, so let's see how we can get on."
The Tangerines will be without their top-scorer DJ Campbell and captain Charlie Adam for the contest at Bloomfield Road.
Campbell begins a three-match suspension after he was sent off in the 4-0 defeat at Wolves last Saturday, while Adam serves the second of his two-game ban for picking up 10 yellow cards this season.
Defender Stephen Crainey, who has not made a first-team appearance since January 22 due to an ankle injury, is in line to return against the Blues and midfielder Elliot Grandin, absent for the last two games with a hamstring problem, has an outside chance of being involved.
However, the match will come too soon for Gary Taylor-Fletcher (hamstring) and Matt Gilks (knee).
Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti insists Fernando Torres was "born to score" and is on the brink of starting to repay his #50million transfer fee.
Torres has flopped in front of goal since making his record-breaking move from Liverpool, the Spain star missing a hatful of chances to open his account across his four games for the Blues.
Asked how he would feel if Torres' goal drought continued until the end of the season, the Italian said: "It is impossible, because he will score.
"He will score, sure, because Torres was born to score."
One man who might be secretly hoping Torres continues to flounder is Salomon Kalou, who has arguably been the player to suffer most from the Spaniard's arrival.
Kalou has started just once since then - when Torres was cup-tied - and has admitted he will consider his future at the end of the season if his situation does not improve.
"It's been difficult watching from the sidelines these past few weeks," said Kalou, whose contract expires in the summer of 2012.
"If an opportunity doesn't come, that's when you sit down at the end of the season and think about it.
"It has to be something you're doing for the good of your own career.
"You don't make any decisions by rushing them."
For now, Kalou is focused on helping Chelsea try to win the Champions League and stage a sensational comeback in the Barclays Premier League title race.
The forward is one of several Blues players who believe the huge gap to Manchester United, beaten at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, is not insurmountable.
Manager Ancelotti, who has previously all but written off his side's chances, said ahead of Monday's trip to Blackpool: "If some players think that we can win the title, I think that it's a good idea because this can give them good motivation.
"Man United can lose the title.
"Compared to us, Arsenal is closer to them, and maybe they can have more possibility to reach first place.
"For us, it's very difficult to think this but obviously we want to win all the games that remain until the end of the season.
"We reached fourth place and we want to maintain this and, if possible, to improve this."
Lampard double sinks Seasiders
Frank Lampard scored twice after John Terry's opener to give Chelsea a 3-1 win at Blackpool and raise hopes of a belated push to defend their Barclays Premier League title.
The Stamford Bridge side's #50million striker Fernando Torres may have drawn a blank again but the two experienced England internationals ensured there was no upset.
Jason Puncheon hit a late consolation but Chelsea moved to within nine points of leaders Manchester United with a match in hand.
The scoreline may have looked comfortable for Chelsea but, like many visitors to the seaside this season, they found themselves on the back foot for long periods in the first half.
David Carney, on his first appearance for almost a month, had a productive 45 minutes down the left wing as Jose Bosingwa found himself turned inside-out on several occasions.
The Australian tried to test Petr Cech early on, cutting the ball back on to his right foot, but could only curl a shot straight at the Chelsea goalkeeper.
Minutes later he found himself clear in the area after Bosingwa failed to win possession but opted not to shoot, mis-placed his pass and the opportunity was lost.
Blackpool looked the far more inventive team, with Chelsea's front two of Didier Drogba and Torres - still to open his account for his new club after 406 goalless minutes of action - again failing to impress as a partnership.
However, the hosts could not make their early possession tell and Seasiders manager Ian Holloway would have been fuming with the manner in which his side conceded the opening goal against the run of play.
When Lampard swung over a 20th-minute right-wing corner, Terry easily slipped his marker to head home the simplest of chances.
The visitors briefly threatened to press home the advantage, with Bosingwa forcing Richard Kingson into a fingertip save with a left-footed shot from the right angle of the penalty area, but it was not long before Blackpool resumed control.
They were almost gifted an equaliser in the 33rd minute when Puncheon found space in the inside-right channel to skip past David Luiz and shoot low at Cech, who let the ball slip through his fingers and was relieved to see it bounce off a post.
The Czech goalkeeper was only slightly more convincing when he just managed to get a fingertip on Ian Evatt's cross-shot to help it over the crossbar.
Chelsea finished the half as they had started it, under pressure, although Ramires' long-range effort had Kingson diving to his right to palm his shot behind in added time.
Drogba lasted less than 10 minutes of the second half before he fell under a challenge from James Beattie in the Chelsea penalty area and was replaced by Solomon Kalou.
More by luck than invention the substitution provided the visitors the spark which they had been missing for most of the game.
Within seven minutes of coming on, Kalou won a penalty when Evatt felled him in the box, allowing Lampard to put his side in the comfort zone from the spot.
Four minutes later the England midfielder slotted home his fourth goal in as many matches after Kalou again provided the through-ball.
As if things were not bad enough for Blackpool, Kingson then had to go off injured and be replaced by Premier League debutant Mark Halstead.
With nine minutes to go, substitute Matt Phillips should have reduced the deficit when sent racing clear by Keith Southern, but he flashed a shot wide of Cech's far post.
Puncheon succeeded where his team-mate had failed from a similar position in the 86th minute, but it did nothing to ease Blackpool's growing worries.
They have won only once in the last nine matches and have been sucked into a relegation battle, just two points above the bottom three.
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