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This page shows the ELO score history of the selected club - mapping their best and worst sides of all time, and their most unlikely victories and defeats based on their ELO score.

Inspired by ClubELO.com, the ELO rating system is a method of calculating and comparing the relative strengths of teams in competition. For every match played, the ELO scores of the two teams are considered, and adjusted for other factors (such as home advantage), to calculate the likelihood of the match result. When the actual result of the game is known, the ELO score is adjusted accordingly, comparing the expected outcome of the game with the actual outcome - so a victory over Manchester United will be worth more points than one over Supermarine. The resulting ELO score can be used to compare the strengths of teams over time, and to project future results based on the current form of all teams.

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BLACKBURN ROVERS
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A historical overview of Blackburn Rovers's ELO scores.

 

A list of the top 15 Blackburn Rovers sides in history, based on their ELO score.

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  1995 Saturday, January 14, 1995 4158.19  
  1913 Saturday, October 11, 1913 4152.95  
  1994 Saturday, December 31, 1994 4146.91  
  1889 Thursday, December 26, 1889 4140.55  
  2007 Saturday, November 3, 2007 4130.70  
  1914 Monday, March 23, 1914 4130.02  
  1891 Wednesday, March 4, 1891 4124.16  
  1890 Saturday, January 4, 1890 4121.67  
  1912 Monday, April 15, 1912 4117.80  
  1909 Saturday, November 20, 1909 4115.87  
  1963 Thursday, December 26, 1963 4108.56  
  1915 Friday, January 1, 1915 4102.52  
  2003 Saturday, August 16, 2003 4099.86  
  1894 Saturday, February 24, 1894 4094.04  
  1910 Saturday, January 1, 1910 4089.49  
 
 

A list of the worst 15 Blackburn Rovers sides in history, based on their ELO score.

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  1971 Monday, November 22, 1971 3556.93  
  1972 Saturday, October 14, 1972 3580.67  
  1974 Wednesday, May 1, 1974 3603.61  
  1979 Saturday, March 24, 1979 3631.53  
  1973 Tuesday, October 2, 1973 3649.13  
  1975 Tuesday, February 4, 1975 3662.95  
  1970 Saturday, November 28, 1970 3672.29  
  1976 Saturday, March 6, 1976 3679.38  
  1978 Saturday, December 30, 1978 3685.95  
  1980 Tuesday, January 8, 1980 3686.41  
  1951 Saturday, September 15, 1951 3691.33  
  1986 Friday, December 26, 1986 3699.46  
  1987 Saturday, January 17, 1987 3709.03  
  1991 Saturday, March 16, 1991 3715.53  
  1969 Wednesday, April 30, 1969 3723.97  
 
 

A listing of the 20 most significant victories in Blackburn Rovers's history, based on the ELO points difference between the two teams.

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Manchester United (4284) vs. Blackburn Rovers (3921)
  Saturday, December 31, 2011
-412.1 8.5% 2-3 +18.3 
  Blackburn Rovers (3920) vs. Aston Villa (4269)
  Saturday, September 25, 1897
-217.5 22.2% 4-3 +15.6 
  Arsenal (4169) vs. Blackburn Rovers (3873)
  Saturday, February 16, 2013
-342.2 12.2% 0-1 +13.2 
  Manchester United (4246) vs. Blackburn Rovers (3963)
  Saturday, September 24, 2005
-341.2 12.3% 1-2 +17.5 
  Blackburn Rovers (3892) vs. Liverpool (4173)
  Monday, March 12, 1923
-166.2 27.8% 1-0 +14.4 
  Blackburn Rovers (3824) vs. Arsenal (4105)
  Tuesday, August 18, 1992
-206.8 23.3% 1-0 +15.3 
  Blackburn Rovers (3721) vs. Coventry City (3989)
  Saturday, January 26, 1980
-164.2 28.0% 1-0 +14.4 
  Blackburn Rovers (4059) vs. Chelsea (4327)
  Tuesday, May 2, 2006
-209.3 23.1% 1-0 +15.4 
  Blackburn Rovers (3906) vs. Newcastle United (4170)
  Saturday, April 1, 1905
-129.7 32.2% 2-0 +20.4 
  Sunderland (3898) vs. Blackburn Rovers (3637)
  Monday, April 16, 1979
-366.9 10.8% 0-1 +17.8 
  Newcastle United (4037) vs. Blackburn Rovers (3788)
  Saturday, November 26, 2016
-286.0 16.2% 0-1 +16.8 
  Blackburn Rovers (3771) vs. Newcastle United (4015)
  Monday, January 2, 2017
-206.7 23.3% 1-0 +15.3 
  Blackburn Rovers (3998) vs. Sunderland (4231)
  Saturday, February 18, 1893
-117.1 33.8% 3-0 +23.2 
  Manchester United (4162) vs. Blackburn Rovers (3933)
  Saturday, February 15, 1908
-355.8 11.4% 1-2 +17.7 
  Blackburn Rovers (3951) vs. Newcastle United (4178)
  Tuesday, December 25, 1906
-102.3 35.7% 4-0 +24.1 
  Blackburn Rovers (3652) vs. West Ham United (3877)
  Saturday, May 5, 1979
-120.3 33.3% 1-0 +13.3 
  Stoke City (3866) vs. Blackburn Rovers (3641)
  Saturday, March 31, 1979
-329.4 13.1% 1-2 +17.4 
  Arsenal (4277) vs. Blackburn Rovers (4053)
  Saturday, October 26, 2002
-288.5 16.0% 1-2 +16.8 
  Blackburn Rovers (4051) vs. Arsenal (4274)
  Saturday, March 15, 2003
-158.5 28.7% 2-0 +21.4 
  Blackburn Rovers (3937) vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (4159)
  Saturday, February 4, 1961
-118.2 33.6% 2-1 +13.3 
 
 

A listing of the 20 most significant defeats in Blackburn Rovers's history, based on the ELO points difference between the two teams.

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Swansea Town (3198) vs. Blackburn Rovers (4096)
  Saturday, January 9, 1915
+776.6 98.9% 1-0 -19.8 
  Corinthians (3191) vs. Blackburn Rovers (3995)
  Saturday, January 12, 1924
+687.2 98.1% 1-0 -19.6 
  Oxford United (3531) vs. Blackburn Rovers (4066)
  Saturday, February 15, 1964
+432.1 92.3% 3-1 -27.7 
  Notts County (3567) vs. Blackburn Rovers (4042)
  Wednesday, September 25, 1963
+371.7 89.5% 2-1 -17.9 
  Rochdale (3545) vs. Blackburn Rovers (4016)
  Monday, March 19, 1962
+367.0 89.2% 3-1 -26.8 
  Southport (3508) vs. Blackburn Rovers (3971)
  Saturday, January 8, 1927
+337.2 87.4% 2-0 -26.2 
  Wrexham (3539) vs. Blackburn Rovers (3960)
  Wednesday, December 14, 1960
+317.2 86.1% 3-1 -25.8 
  Exeter City (3464) vs. Blackburn Rovers (3851)
  Wednesday, September 20, 1989
+309.7 85.6% 3-0 -30.0 
  Preston North End (3674) vs. Blackburn Rovers (4015)
  Tuesday, September 30, 1997
+276.8 83.1% 1-0 -8.3 
  Blackburn Rovers (3741) vs. Stockport County (3402)
  Wednesday, September 1, 1976
+442.3 92.7% 1-3 -27.8 
  Blackburn Rovers (4020) vs. Workington (3685)
  Thursday, October 22, 1964
+438.1 92.6% 1-5 -34.7 
  Blackburn Rovers (4067) vs. Coventry City (3754)
  Saturday, January 5, 2008
+366.6 89.2% 1-4 -15.6 
  Brentford (3602) vs. Blackburn Rovers (3892)
  Wednesday, October 12, 1988
+208.9 76.9% 4-3 -15.4 
  Manchester United (3784) vs. Blackburn Rovers (4068)
  Monday, March 12, 1894
+153.2 70.7% 5-1 -26.5 
  Derby Junction (3189) vs. Blackburn Rovers (3467)
  Saturday, January 28, 1888
+151.5 70.5% 2-1 -14.1 
  Blackburn Rovers (3887) vs. Scunthorpe United (3614)
  Tuesday, August 12, 2014
+318.4 86.2% 0-1 -8.6 
  Blackburn Rovers (4070) vs. Ipswich Town (3800)
  Tuesday, January 16, 1996
+337.4 87.5% 0-1 -8.7 
  Blackburn Rovers (3450) vs. Renton (3185)
  Saturday, December 4, 1886
+391.3 90.5% 0-2 -27.1 
  Blackburn Rovers (3995) vs. Stockport County (3731)
  Tuesday, October 22, 1996
+329.3 86.9% 0-1 -8.7 
  Southampton (3860) vs. Blackburn Rovers (4117)
  Saturday, April 16, 1994
+185.0 74.4% 3-1 -22.3 
 
   

The twenty teams that Blackburn Rovers are most successful against, based on the average ELO points won in games against them (minimum ten games played).

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  Doncaster Rovers 21 +3.31 
  Stockport County 11 +3.09 
  Cambridge United 15 +2.79 
  Wigan Athletic 24 +2.57 
  Accrington 13 +2.34 
  AFC Bournemouth 22 +2.32 
  Tranmere Rovers 16 +2.23 
  Millwall 40 +2.17 
  AFC Wimbledon 24 +2.14 
  Grimsby Town 59 +1.91 
  Nottingham Forest 116 +1.90 
  Huddersfield Town 88 +1.60 
  Barnsley 62 +1.58 
  Bradford City 37 +1.53 
  Rotherham United 40 +1.40 
  Walsall 15 +1.36 
  Oldham Athletic 62 +1.34 
  Hull City 60 +1.14 
  Southend United 12 +1.10 
  Middlesbrough 131 +1.07 

The twenty teams that Blackburn Rovers are least successful against, based on the average ELO points won in games against them (minimum ten games played).

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  Lincoln City 19 -7.39 
  Coventry City 36 -3.35 
  Wrexham 16 -3.08 
  Bristol Rovers 35 -2.44 
  Bristol City 41 -1.90 
  Brighton and Hove Albion 37 -1.83 
  Leeds United 97 -1.71 
  Shrewsbury Town 28 -1.69 
  Crystal Palace 44 -1.56 
  Southampton 46 -1.51 
  Plymouth Argyle 48 -1.51 
  Bradford Park Avenue 16 -1.41 
  Tottenham Hotspur 109 -1.34 
  Blackpool 54 -1.33 
  Ipswich Town 51 -1.20 
  Notts County 93 -1.14 
  Preston North End 101 -1.08 
  Oxford United 25 -1.06 
  Arsenal 121 -0.97 
  Rochdale 14 -0.92