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Ryan Bertrand concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcus Olsson. Ryan Bertrand receives a caution. Martin Olsson has a direct shot on goal from the free kick. A cross is delivered by Didier Drogba, Daniel Sturridge produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright. Ruben Rochina has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.
Didier Drogba challenges Scott Dann unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jake Kean restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Raul Meireles goes wide left of the goal.
The ball is crossed by Daniel Sturridge, clearance made by Gael Givet.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Josh Morris on Raul Meireles. John Terry takes the free kick.
Didier Drogba concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Dann. Direct free kick taken by Jake Kean.
Handball decision goes against Daniel Sturridge. Direct free kick taken by Jake Kean.
Daniel Sturridge sends in a cross, clearance made by Gael Givet.
Raul Meireles takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post. Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Sturridge from the right by-line, Gael Givet manages to make a clearance. Fernando Torres crosses the ball.
Ryan Bertrand sends in a cross, Adam Henley makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Daniel Sturridge.
Marcus Olsson produces a cross, clearance by Branislav Ivanovic.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Essien on Ruben Rochina. Gael Givet takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Hoilett by Raul Meireles. Free kick taken by Ruben Rochina.
Ayegbeni Yakubu goes off and David Goodwillie comes on.
Inswinging corner taken by Raul Meireles from the left by-line played to the near post, Close range effort by Daniel Sturridge goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Daniel Sturridge delivers the ball, clearance by Adam Henley.
Fernando Torres conjures a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar. Ruben Rochina joins the action as a substitute, replacing Morten Gamst Pedersen.
The ball is sent over by Ryan Bertrand, Daniel Sturridge takes a shot. Jake Kean makes a save. Fernando Torres replaces Sam Hutchinson. Corner taken by Raul Meireles from the left by-line played to the near post, Gael Givet makes a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Ramires, clearance made by Gael Givet.
Corner taken by Raul Meireles from the left by-line played to the near post, Morten Gamst Pedersen makes a clearance.
Didier Drogba has an effort at goal from long range that goes wide left.
David Hoilett takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
Ramires takes a shot.
Outswinging corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen, Ayegbeni Yakubu finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Chelsea 2-1 Blackburn.Assist by Scott Dann.
Didier Drogba is brought on as a substitute for Romelu Lukaku.
Michael Essien produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.
David Hoilett takes a shot. Save by Ross Turnbull.
Daniel Sturridge is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jake Kean.
Ryan Bertrand crosses the ball, clearance by Marcus Olsson.
Josh Morris takes a shot. Save by Ross Turnbull.
Romelu Lukaku has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
Effort on goal by Daniel Sturridge from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Marcus Olsson. Ross Turnbull takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Paulo Ferreira, save made by Jake Kean.
Romelu Lukaku takes a shot. Save made by Jake Kean.
Michael Essien fouled by Ayegbeni Yakubu, the ref awards a free kick. Branislav Ivanovic takes the free kick.
Josh Morris joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mauro Formica.
Paulo Ferreira replaces Florent Malouda.
Ramires produces a right-footed shot from close in which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The ball is sent over by Ryan Bertrand, clearance made by Martin Olsson.
A cross is delivered by John Terry, Gael Givet manages to make a clearance.
Florent Malouda delivers the ball.
Florent Malouda challenges Adam Henley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Morten Gamst Pedersen takes the direct free kick.
Raul Meireles finds the net with a goal from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Chelsea 2-0 Blackburn.Michael Essien provided the assist for the goal.
Romelu Lukaku delivers the ball, John Terry grabs a headed goal from close range. Chelsea 1-0 Blackburn.Assist by Romelu Lukaku.
Foul by John Terry on Mauro Formica, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jake Kean.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Raul Meireles played to the near post, clearance by Mauro Formica.
Ryan Bertrand sends in a cross, Scott Dann makes a clearance.
The referee blows for offside against Martin Olsson. Sam Hutchinson takes the free kick.
Raul Meireles takes a shot. Jake Kean makes a save.
David Hoilett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Essien. Direct free kick taken by Michael Essien.
A cross is delivered by Ramires, Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Romelu Lukaku. Jake Kean takes the free kick.
Foul by Ramires on Martin Olsson, free kick awarded. Martin Olsson restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ross Turnbull.
Raul Meireles gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ayegbeni Yakubu. Free kick taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen.
A cross is delivered by Romelu Lukaku, Daniel Sturridge produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Daniel Sturridge produces a cross, clearance by Gael Givet.
Romelu Lukaku is ruled offside. Jake Kean takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martin Olsson by Raul Meireles. Morten Gamst Pedersen shoots direct from the free kick.
Raul Meireles challenges Morten Gamst Pedersen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Dann.
Corner taken by Florent Malouda from the left by-line. Romelu Lukaku produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The assistant referee signals for offside against David Hoilett. Free kick taken by John Terry.
Jason Lowe takes a shot. Save made by Ross Turnbull. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Morten Gamst Pedersen. Shot by Daniel Sturridge from outside the box goes over the net.
Florent Malouda gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Morten Gamst Pedersen. Gael Givet takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Dann by Romelu Lukaku. Jake Kean takes the free kick.
Centre by Florent Malouda, Jake Kean manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Florent Malouda by Mauro Formica. Florent Malouda restarts play with the free kick.
Mata: We want Champions League glory
Chelsea's failure to finish in the Barclays Premier League top four has made them even more desperate to win the Champions League, according to Juan Mata.
The opportunity to be crowned kings of Europe for the first time would seem motivation enough for the Blues to beat Bayern Munich in next Saturday Allianz Arena showdown.
But playmaker Mata said the prospect of failing to qualify for next season's competition had given him and his team-mates an added incentive to upset the odds against the German giants.
"We want to win for the club, and for us, because we can make history for Chelsea," he told Press Association Sport while speaking at the official launch of Chelsea's partnership with the Sauber Formula One team.
"But, as well, it's important to play in the Champions League next year.
"Chelsea always want to be in the Champions League."
The Blues have not been out of the competition since Roman Abramovich bought the club nine years ago.
But they have paid the price for a turbulent season which saw Andre Villas-Boas sacked as manager almost 10 weeks ago.
"It hasn't been an easy season for us in the Premier League," Mata said ahead of tomorrow's final league game of the season against Blackburn.
"We are in sixth position, so it's not what Chelsea deserves.
"But we won the FA Cup, we have the chance now to win the Champions League as well.
"So, if we win both, it will be an amazing season for us."
David Luiz and Gary Cahill have failed to recover from hamstring injuries in time and the centre-backs remain in a race against time to be fit for the Champions League final.
John Obi Mikel is unlikely to be risked as he recovers from a knee injury with caretaker manager Roberto Di Matteo confirming he would blood some of the youngsters against Rovers.
Blackburn boss Steve Kean claims his team still have plenty to give as they prepare to bow out of the Barclays Premier League.
Rovers' dismal campaign will end in the relegation long feared by supporters after Monday's miserable home loss to Wigan cut them adrift of safety.
It was their seventh defeat in eight games and Kean, much as he has been all season, was barracked mercilessly by irate fans wanting his removal throughout.
Yet Kean, whose optimism has not dimmed despite his unpopularity during this most testing of terms, has vowed to fight on and is taking the seemingly meaningless trip to Chelsea very seriously.
Less than 24 hours after relegation was confirmed on a miserable, rain-sodden night at Ewood Park, Kean was at Anfield to watch Chelsea face Liverpool.
He said: "We have got pride. We have shown that every game matters to us, even when we don't get a result.
"There were a few questions put our way on commitment and application against Tottenham [2-0 defeat at White Hart Lane on April 29], which I felt was very harsh.
"But I think the effort and commitment was there for everyone to see against Wigan.
"I think for any game, you need to prepare in the proper manner.
"I went to see Chelsea on Tuesday. They made a few changes because they have got a massive game coming up after they play us.
"We have got a few injury worries but we will be picking the strongest possible team and will attempt to get a positive performance and a win at Chelsea. That is what we have to do."
Kean insists he will still be at the club next season, fighting to win promotion back to the top flight from the npower Championship.
The Scot's cause may not have been helped this season by the loss of experienced players such as Chris Samba, Ryan Nelsen and Brett Emerton.
The likes of Paul Robinson, Junior Hoilett and Ayegbeni Yakubu will be linked with moves away following the relegation.
But Kean is convinced he has the nucleus of a good, young team that can take the club forward.
He said: "I said to the lads - the ones that are still in the building - this is not the biggest squad but it is the youngest in the league.
"I think they can take from this bags of experience.
"The younger lads that have come in - Jason Lowe, Grant Hanley, Adam Henley - together with the senior ones that are left, gave it a really good go.
"Last season we took it to the last game. This year we had two games to go.
"We thought we could do it but it slipped through our fingers."
Rovers are likely to be without Robinson due to an ankle injury. David Dunn is also doubtful while Bradley Orr is out after having surgery on his Achilles tendon.
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