FRANK Lampard directed a second-half header past Paul Robinson as wobbly Chelsea beat Blackburn Rovers.
Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas knew his side could not think about any more dropped points after two consecutive Barclays Premier League defeats including their 5-3 loss to Arsenal.
And while Lampard did the business by stooping to nod home a low Branislav Ivanovic cross on 50 minutes, struggling Rovers had numerous late chances to claim at least a draw.
In a stirring reaction to Lampard's opener, Rovers poured forward with both Grant Hanley and Ayegbeni Yakubu bringing fine saves out of visiting goalkeeper Petr Cech.
And with four minutes left on the clock Ivanovic almost gifted Rovers a point when his attempted clearance from a Morten Gamst Pedersen corner ricocheted back off the underside of the crossbar.
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