Badiashile was only playing in his first game under Mauricio Pochettino having missed pre-season and first part of the season through a hamstring injury that ruled him out at the end of last season.
Ahead of the game manager Pochettino called on the home fans to lift the team following the defeat to Brentford at the weekend. He also pointed to the atmosphere at the ground as one of the things he was determined to change as long as he remained the boss.
But despite the lead, it was Blackburn who continued to impress and played from the back with bravery and admiration even though that would eventually cost them.
Cole Palmer intercepting one of their attempts to play out from the back befoe setting up Raheem Sterling who took a touch before curling home what was the second goal to give his side total control of the game and seal progression to the next round.
Sterling, Gallagher and Palmer all went close to adding to the scoreline but the away side would hold on to what in reality should have been maybe a heavier scoreline.
Below is how we rated every Chelsea player out there today including Sanchez who made a brilliant save to keep his clan sheet intact.
Prince William and Kate Middleton's 2023 Christmas card was released on Saturday and royal fans are all saying the same thing about the photo, which features Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis…
We need to talk about Ukraine. While the world’s attention has been focused on the war between Israel and Hamas, grim tremors have been shaking that rich, black soil. Ukraine’s counteroffensive has failed – or, in Volodymyr Zelensky’s words, “did not achieve the desired results”.
A deal over the post-Brexit status of the British territory of Gibraltar depends on agreement over use of the airport, Spain's foreign minister, Jose Manuel Albares, said in an interview published on Sunday. The status of Gibraltar and how to police the border with Spain have been points of contention since Britain voted in 2016 to leave the European Union. The UK, Spain and the EU are due to hold further talks on the matter on Wednesday.
The mum whose son died of cancer has blasted Ricky Gervais' joke about terminally ill children - despite once receiving a heartfelt message from the comedian. A clip from Gervais' new Netflix special “Armageddon” sparked backlash after he mocked children with terminal cancer calling them ‘baldy’ and referring to them as ‘r*tarded’. The star was joking about making videos for dying children through the Make-a-Wish Foundation, saying: “Why didn’t you wish to get better?”. Mum Louise Fox, 49, whose child received ones of these video clips from Gervais, has branded the joke “disgusting”. Her son, George, died aged 13 after a short battle with a glioblastoma brain tumour in April 2022. The mum-of-three organised her for son to received the special message from Gervais on his 13th birthday, shortly before he passed away. Louise, a training manager for Avon cosmetics, from Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire, said: "George absolutely loved Ricky Gervais - he was his favourite comedian. "He was so excited to receive that message and now it feels so tainted. "I worried he didn't send many messages, and my son was one of the few - it's like he's mocking my dead son. "I was so offended when I saw the clip - it honestly floored me. "George wished more than anything, as did all of us, that he would get better. "How anyone can find that funny is beyond me. "Ricky needs to walk a day in our shoes even though I wouldn't wish it on anyone." Louise said her family had planned to watch the Netflix special, which is due to be released on Christmas Day, in honour of her son, but is hoping people were join her in boycotting it. "Christmas is hard enough, let alone knowing that will be aired,'' she said. "We're just going through the motions, and trying our best to get by. "We had planned to watch it on Christmas Day for George but there's no way we'll be tuning in now. "In a way, I'm glad I knew that was on it so I didn't get a shock on the day. "He's reached new lows with his jokes. "He does a lot for animal charities, and I think he needs to make this right and donate to some children's cancer charities. "It's the least he can do after the upset and outrage he's caused."
Unrest has emerged among Russian invaders due to the almost complete absence of rotation of soldiers drafted under general mobilization, Ukraine’s HUR Intelligence Main Directorate said on Dec. 8, releasing an audio interception as evidence.