Rovers moved to the 30-point mark with the routine victory over Peterborough United and a driving factor to their best haul at this stage of a Championship season since relegation from the Premier League has been their Ewood form. Here’s a look at just how impressive they’ve been at their headquarters.

With six wins out of 10 this season and nine from their previous 13, Rovers have been very reliable at Ewood. The win over Posh on Wednesday night was particularly routine and their four goals means no side in the division has scored more than their 23 on their home patch this season.

Extend that back to the final three games of last season and it’s 35 goals from their previous 13 matches, with nine wins, two draws and only two defeats in that period.

The 7-0 club record home defeat against Fulham is the one significant blot on the record book, with the 2-1 reverse at the hands of West Bromwich Albion in August the other defeat.

Factoring in that the only other dropped points were the 2-2 draws against Luton Town and Coventry City, where they let two-goal leads slip, things could have been even better.

Two thirds of Rovers’ 30 points have come at Ewood, away success on the road at Nottingham Forest and Derby County backed up by draws against Millwall, Middlesbrough, Barnsley and Bristol City.

So can Rovers maintain their strong Ewood form?

December sees visits from Preston North End, Birmingham City and Barnsley before starting the New Year with the visit of Huddersfield Town, hardly fixtures that would strike fear into a side, particularly one enjoying such strong fortunes at home.

Rovers’ best haul of points at Ewood since relegation from the Championship is 40 (W11 D7) in 2013/14, their 70 points and eighth-placed finish that season being their highest since relegation.

They have twice managed 39 points, winning 11 and drawing six in 2014/15 and in 2019/20 with 10 wins and nine draws. That season brought only four defeats, their lowest in that period.

With six wins already to their name, and 20 points, Rovers look well set to top that and any hopes of maintaining their current pace in the Championship will be reliant on them continuing that.

They are already up to 23 goals, their best having been the 37 in 2014/15 season, so by all metrics they are looking on course to beat their previous numbers.  

Rovers at Ewood Park

2021/22: W6      D2       L2        F23       A 16   Points: 20

2020/21: W9      D7       L7        F37       A28    Points: 34

2019/20: W10    D9       L4        F33       A24    Points: 39

2018/19: W10    D7       L6        F32       A21    Points: 37

2016/17: W8      D8       L7        F29       A30    Points: 32

2015/16: W8      D8       L7        F29       A23    Points: 32

2014/15: W11    D6       L6        F37       A28    Points: 37

2013: 14: W11   D7       L5        F34       A21    Points: 38

2012/13: W10    D6       L7        F27       A23    Points: 36