Illness concerns hamper Blackburn

Blackburn have a handful of players battling a virus as they prepare for Saturday's Premier League clash against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Last Updated: 23/10/09 at 13:02

Di Santo: Ineligible against Chelsea

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Rovers manager Sam Allardyce has not yet ruled any of the affected players out but will check on them on Saturday morning before deciding on his starting XI.

Striker Franco Di Santo is ineligible to face his parent club, Vince Grella remains sidelined with a thigh injury and Pascal Chimbonda is a doubt with a calf strain.

Kick-off is at 5.30pm.

Blackburn (from): Robinson, Salgado, Samba, Givet, Nelsen, Chimbonda, Diouf, Andrews, Pedersen, Dunn, Roberts, Brown, Jacobsen, Nzonzi, Emerton, Hoilett, Kalini, McCarthy, Olsson, Jones.

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