It is amazing how events change so quickly in football & Chelsea now find themselves in pole position to win the Premier League & this match represents a major step towards achieving that goal.
Obviously Owen Coyle & his Bolton players will want to have their say in this match & they need the points as much as Chelsea but the match odds of 1/6 Chelsea & 14/1 Bolton indicate how most people view this match will go.
Chelsea & Bolton have met 21 times in the Premier League, with Chelsea winning 13 & 5 draws leaving Bolton with a return of 3 wins and those statistics & indeed relative strength of squads are what those are based on.
Chelsea are finishing the season strongly with tremendous momentum & confidence with excellent league wins over Portsmouth, Aston Villa, Manchester United & Aston Villa again in the F.A. Cup with an incredible return of 17 goals from those games.
Chelsea also have an incredible home league record which reads 14 wins, 1 draw & only 1 defeat so far and to be very honest it will be a major surprise if the figure of wins does not change to 15 here.
Bolton will go to Chelsea & compete and certainly under Owen Coyle they are playing a more open, passing style and they are more entertaining to watch but they will have to play at their very, very best to even get a draw at Chelsea and that looks doubtful.
Bolton have been terrible away from home, with only 3 wins from 16 and over 30 goals conceded with an average of 2 conceded in every away match so they know they will be really up against it here.
Matches between Chelsea & Bolton usually provide competitive entertainment & this looks likely to be just the same but the outcome of there games usually sees a win for Chelsea & we cannot oppose Chelsea here in this one.
This match is Chelsea’s big chance to stretch their lead at the top of table to 4 points & they do look an absolutely rock solid bet to win comfortably with Lampard & Drogba looking to punish Bolton once again.
Outright Match Result: Chelsea to win
Correct Score options: Chelesea to win 2-0/3-0
First Goalscorer each way/Player to score anytime: Lampard/Drogba/Malouda
Scorecast options: Lampard/Drogba/Malouda score 1st & Chelsea win 2-0/3-0
Double Result: Chelsea H/T & F/T