At times it was a less than encouraging performance but an early John Terry header gave us an advantage that would not be let go.
Frank Lampard goals put the game well beyond reach, the first a penalty after sub Salomon Kalou had been brought down, and the second a powerful low finish following Kalou's bright play.
Blackpool (4-5-1): Kingson (Halstead 66); Eardley, Baptiste, Evatt, Crainey; Puncheon, Southern, Vaughan (c), Reid (Ormerod 72), Carney (Phillips 72); Beattie.
Unused subs Grandin, Taylor-Fletcher, Varney, Kornilenko.
Goals Puncheon 85
Chelsea (4-4-2): Cech; Bosingwa, David Luiz, Terry (c), Cole; Ramires (McEachran 74), Essien, Lampard, Zhirkov (Malouda 71); Drogba (Kalou 54), Torres.
Unused subs Turnbull, Ivanovic, Ferreira, Anelka.
Goals Terry 19, Lampard 61 pen, 65
Shots on target Blackpool 4 Chelsea 11
Corners Blackpool 2 Chelsea 13
Fouls Blackpool 7 Chelsea 7
Offsides Blackpool 0 Chelsea 3
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