Brief: Chelsea 2 – Wolves 0

Chelsea continued their unbeaten home record this season with a fairly uninspiring, but methodical 2-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers and also managed to keep the ‘clean sheet’ record in place as well.

Jose Bosingwa made his first start for over a year, and Didier Drogba returned from injury to lead the front line against a very resilient Wolves defence.

Malouda kept up his goal scoring habit this season by netting the first after some great work down the left by the much improving Yuri Zirkov. The score remained 1-0 at half-time and it took a while and a few half chances before the game was finally put out of reach with a goal by substitute Salomon Kalou.

So Chelsea continue to impress at home, whilst the away form needs to improve somewhat after the last two games producing only the single point. Next up – a difficult trip to Blackburn Rovers, and you can be sure Big Sam will have a very physical team ready for our visit.

I cannot finish this short article without a mention for Matthew Harding who passed away 14 years to the day after his helicopter crashed returning from a 2-1 defeat to Bolton Wanderers. Matthew was not just a part of Chelsea history he was a true supporter.

“Matthew Charles Harding was born in Haywards Heath, Sussex on the 26th December 1953, he became Vice-Chairman of Chelsea FC in 1995- 96 and sadly died on the 22nd October 1996 … we salute you”