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Brief: Bolton 0 – Chelsea 4

Once again we headed north up the M6 for our visit to Bolton, this time on a Monday night thanks to Sky and the FA!

Bolton has mixed memories for me, from the awful feeling when we heard that Mathew Harding had died in a helicopter crash, to the euphoria of seeing us winning the title for the first time in 50 years, and now, we share in the memorial for the loss of ex Bolton and England player, Nat Lofthouse OBE.

Having failed to win away from home for the last two months, a positive performance was the least we expected, if only to show that the players actually wanted to get a result!

Many supporters have been questioning Drogba’s constant inclusion in the team despite recent poor performances, well, he answered many critics with a stunning 35 yard strike that flew past the Bolton keeper to put us one up.

Further goals by Malouda in the first half and, Anelka and, Ramires with his first for the club, saw us comfortably ending the game as 4-0 winners and a very welcome away win and 3 points.

Next up, Everton at Goodison Park on Sat lunchtime in the FA Cup.

“Win or Lose – Up the Blues”

Game stats from the BBC website:
 

 Bolton

• 22 Jaaskelainen
• 02 Steinsson
• 04 Robinson
• 05 Cahill
• 12 Knight
• 06 Muamba (Davies 63)
• 07 Taylor
• 08 Holden (Blake 87)
• 10 Petrov (Moreno 63)
• 09 Elmander
• 14 Davies

Substitutes

• 01 Bogdan,
• 18 Ricketts,
• 31 Wheater,
• 16 Davies,
• 21 Cohen,
• 19 Moreno,
• 20 Blake

Chelsea

• 01 Cech
• 02 Ivanovic
• 03 A Cole
• 17 Bosingwa
• 26 Terry
• 05 Essien
• 07 Ramires (Kalou 77)
• 12 Mikel (McEachran 72)
• 15 Malouda
• 11 Drogba
• 39 Anelka

Substitutes

• 22 Turnbull,
• 19 Ferreira,
• 43 Bruma,
• 46 McEachran,
• 21 Kalou,
• 23 Sturridge,
• 44 Kakuta

Ref: Foy

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  1. The players performances was outstanding, it is a result we all have been especting for many months now. I wish they continue winning because it gives me joy to watch the team i cherish winning their match

    Posted by McElias | January 26, 2011, 4:25 am

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