Blackburn 0-2 Chelsea Highlights
Nicolas Anelka continued his fine start to the season with a brace as Chelsea marched back to the top of the Premier League with a win at a wet Ewood Park.
In a one-sided first half, only keeper Paul Robinson kept Rovers in it, saving well from Anelka and Jon Obi Mikel.
However, he could do little when Anelka deflected in Jose Bosingwa’s drive.
Rovers rallied in the second half, Petr Cech saving from Jason Roberts having earlier denied Carlos Villanueva, but Anelka clipped in a second to seal it.
It was the ideal response from Luiz Felipe Scolari’s men following victories for title rivals Liverpool and Arsenal on Saturday, and ensured the Brazilian would be able to enjoy his 60th birthday with another three points in the bag.
However, it was far from plain sailing for the visitors after Rovers shook off a pretty desperate opening half with a gritty, determined second 45 that kept Chelsea firmly on their toes.