Chelsea 2-1 Blackburn Rovers
John Terry was on the scoresheet as a second string Chelsea side beat Blackburn on the final day of the Premier League season.
Raul Meireles added a second for Roberto Di Matteo's side before Yakubu pulled a goal back for already-relegated Blackburn in their final Premiership display. Chelsea went into the tie hoping to end their worst top-fight campaign in 10 years on a high and came up against a Rovers side who have not beaten them in 11 outings. Steve Kean's side traveled to Stamford Bridge on the back of five straight defeats and the warning signs were there early on when the impressive Romelu Lukaku almost turned in Florent Malouda's cross from close range. But the visitors had the better of the early opportunities when Jason Lowe's long range strike clipped the top of the crossbar with Ross Turnbull well beaten. Lukaku, who made his first ever Premier League start, came close to marking the occasion with a goal again after 20 minutes. He got a toe on Daniel Sturridge's low cross but young Rovers goalkeeper Jake Kean denied the Belgian forward from point blank range. The hosts eventually got their breakthrough after the half hour mark and Lukaku played a vital part, crossing for Terry who sent a thumping header across the face of goal and into the top corner. Chelsea doubled their lead instantly when Raul Meireles drilled a low shot into the bottom corner after Michael Essien appeared to be fouled inside the box. Sturridge tried to get his name on the scoresheet when he bent a shot over from 20-yards while Josh Morris wasted a chance for the visitors at the other end, firing his effort straight at the keeper from the edge of the box. Yakubu halved the deficit for Blackburn when he steered in Scott Dann's header from close range but the Lancashire side could not build on the goal and snatch a point in West London. The Blues came closest to grabbing the third goal and Sturridge should have done better with his stoppage time opportunity, somehow managing to head the ball wide from inside the six-yard box. Didier Drogba received a warm welcome from the home fans as he made what could be his final Chelsea appearance at Stamford Bridge but he could not repay the fans with a goal, despite trying to beat Kean with several late opportunities. Chelsea finish the Premier League season in sixth-place, an outcome already determined before kick-off, rounding off their worst season since 2001-02, although caretaker manager Di Matteo has managed to lead them to an FA Cup win and a Champions League final next weekend. Speculation will continue to surround the future of Rovers boss Kean as Blackburn prepare for next season's Championship campaign and bid to gain promotion back to the top-flight at the first time of asking.