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Last Updated: Tuesday March 08 2011 06:58 GMT

IN PICS: Chelsea closing in on top three

Chelsea players celebrate after a goal

Premier League champions Chelsea beat Blackpool 3-1 away from home.

Chelsea players celebrate after a goal

Chelsea are now nine points behind leaders Man United, but have a game in hand.

John Terry celebrates his goal against Blackpool

Blackpool had their fair share of the play at Bloomfield Road, but John Terry scored the opening goal for the Londoners...

The goal scored by Frank Lampard

...then Frank Lampard scored twice in the second half.

Blackpool players argue with the referee after he awarded a penalty to Chelsea

Blackpool are now on a run of just one win in 8 games.