Blackburn 1-2 Chelsea: League leaders come from behind to claim victory
The Blues fell behind when Benjani Mwaruwari headed home a cross from El-Hadji Diouf but clawed their way back into proceedings when Didier Drogba nodded into the path of Nicolas Anelka who swept home six minutes before the break.
Chelsea had to dig deep to find a winner which came in the 84th minute when Yuri Zhirkov sent a ball into the area for Branislav Ivanovic to head home, inflicting defeat on Blackburn who have not won in four starts.
Paul Robinson (gk), Michel Salgado, Gael Givet (Olsson 34’), Christopher Samba, Ryan Nelsen, Phil Jones, Brett Emerton, Morten Gamst Pedersen, El-Hadji Diouf (Dunn 80’), Benjani Mwaruwari (Roberts 46’), Mame Biram Diouf
Subs - Mark Bunn (gk), Martin Olsson (34’), Jason Roberts (46’), David Dunn (80’), Junior Hoilett, Nikola Kalinic, Vince Grella