Wigan athletic striker Franco di Santo has said that he will not show Blackburn any mercy when he comes up against one of his former clubs. Franco di Santo played for Blackburn Rovers for one single season on loan deal from Chelsea.

Even though he scored only one goal during the entire season with Blackburn, he has said that he has fond memories of Ewood Park. However, that will not stop him from scoring the goal that will send them down to the Championship. Wigan have the opportunity to preserve their Premier league status for another season if they win against Blackburn Rovers on Monday night.

Blackburn realistically have to win their remaining two matches in hand in order to have any chance of staying in the division. This is extremely tough given that they will be facing Champions League finalists Chelsea in the final day of the season. Yet, Blackburn manager Steve Kean has been speaking extremely confident about his team's chances of survival next season. Steve Kean got Blackburn to safety on the final day of last season after a thrilling 3-2 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on the final day of the season. It is going to be difficult this time around because they will be facing an in form Wigan.

“It’s not about sending anyone down. It’s about how he would feel about achieving Premier League status for Wigan because we’re fighting for our lives,” said Franco di Santo. “I think it’s just the age that has made him click. Remember, he’s a very young man. He had a great experience in Chile at 16 and then he came to a massive club in the shape of Chelsea. Straight away he played Champions League football and in a team fighting to win the title. As a player he probably needed different experiences to try and develop as an individual because he was in a group winning things," said Martinez.


Wigan striker Franco Di Santo has said that they certainly do not fear Chelsea and are in the right frame of mind to take on the London club. Wigan have suffered a lot in the matches against Chelsea in recent seasons.

They lost this fixture by 6-0 last season, but things are certainly different at Chelsea right now. Franco Di Santo says that Wigan are in the right frame of mind to take advantage of the troubles that Chelsea have been facing recently. Even though Chelsea come on the back of three straight victories against tough opponents like Manchester City and Valencia, Franco Di Santo believes that Wigan are in a good run of form too.

Wigan athletic have just taken two away victories on the bounce at Sunderland and West Brom. It has helped them to get away from the bottom of the table to a position of relative safety. The two away wins has provided them with much needed confidence as well. They are no longer separate from the pack of relegation strugglers, as they can get away from the relegation zone with a win over Chelsea. Franco Di Santo started his life in England with Chelsea a few seasons ago. He was sent out on loan to Blackburn Rovers, while Chelsea eventually decided that he was not part of their plans.

Wigan signed him a few seasons ago and he has been a regular for them. "It's always exciting to come up against them. Didier and myself keep in touch – we talk often about football and life. I think everyone can see he is the best striker in the Premier League. But it's no problem for us. We're in a good moment now," said Di Santo when asked about facing his former club.


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