In the absence of DJ Campbell and Charlie Adam, Blackpool will find it difficult to play as they did against Tottenham or even Man United. Nevertheless, the Blues will take their opponents seriously and will try to consolidate their position in the top-four. TheHardTackle presents a comprehensive preview of the match, which will see Chelsea's 4-4-2 take on 4-3-3 of Blackpool.

Roberto Mancini’s team is a well drilled outfit; the Italian has mixed caution with aggression astutely. The sides are evenly matched, however the onus will firmly be on Sir Alex’s team to break the City wall. TheHardTackle previews the Manchester Derby.

After the transfer window carnage, we return to the real business, the business that takes place on the pitch. Chelsea travel to the Stadium of Light to avenge the humilianting defeat that they suffered in November, while Arsenal, Man United, and Liverpool entertain Everton, Aston Villa and Stoke City respectively, at home.

The Premier League season has almost reached it's halfway mark but there is yet no telling as to who is making strides and who is falling behind. Here is another weekend's round-up of mixed results.

After a humiliating defeat at the Bridge, TheHardTackle analyses the problems surrounding the Chelsea Football Club. Is there no way back or is there still light at the end of the tunnel for Carlo Ancelotti's team?