Arsenal 7 Blackburn 1 | Opta Stats Report

Arsenal 7 Blackburn 1 | Opta Stats Report

The feel good factor returned to the Emirates this afternoon where Arsenal thrashed a 10-man Blackburn Rovers 7-1. Arsenal dominated from the start, with Robin Van Persie opening the scoring shortly after one minute. As is the norm for Arsenal though, they allowed Blackburn to equalize with their first shot, a fantastic Morten Gamst Pedersen free-kick right into the top corner. Van Persie restored Arsenal's lead before unleashing the exciting Oxlade-Chamberlain to make it 3-1 before half-time. Steve Kean's team …
Blackburn v Newcastle | Opta Stat Attack

Blackburn v Newcastle | Opta Stat Attack

Tonight will see the Mighty Magpies face Blackburn Rovers for the 4th time this season – 2 wins and 1 defeat the record. Back in September, you will probably remember the ever-impressing Demba Ba bagging his first hat trick for the club in the 3-1 home win against Rovers in the Premier League, a game where at the time, clubs were still figuring each other out. Some 4 months down the line, NUFC find themselves in the top 6 of …
N’Zonzi | Rovers Pass master | Opta Stats

N’Zonzi | Rovers Pass master | Opta Stats

Blackburn Rovers have started to move up the table in recent weeks and improved pass completion statistics are at the heart of their upturn in form. With Steven N’Zonzi Rovers’ most accomplished passer, his ability to set the tempo and get the side passing will go a long way to dictating Blackburn’s chances of retaining their Premier League status over the coming weeks.  [caption id="attachment_8782" align="aligncenter" width="467" caption="Midfield maestro: N’Zonzi dances out of trouble against Fulham earlier this season"][/caption] With …
Everton v Blackburn | Match Preview

Everton v Blackburn | Match Preview

Everton and Blackburn clash; on Saturday, looking to turn their seasons around. Everton's 10 home league games have returned eleven points, ten goals and just one clean sheet. Blackburn will be looking to improve their poor away form. Rovers have won just once away from Ewood Park; although that was at Old Trafford. Everton have the edge over Blackburn; having lost just two of the last 13 league meetings (Won 7 Drawn 4 Lost 2). Rovers have failed to score …