Reebok Stadium, England

Referee: Peter Walton | Attendance: 24657

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Bolton Wanderers

  • Dedryck Boyata 46'

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  • Daniel Sturridge 2'
  • Frank Lampard 15'
  • Daniel Sturridge 25'
  • Frank Lampard 27'
  • Frank Lampard 59'
  • 93'

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  • 93'

    FULL TIME Chelsea 5-1 Bolton. A Frank Lampard hat-trick and a brace from Daniel Sturridge keep Chelsea moving in the right direction. As for Bolton, they continue to plunge the depths. Rock bottom and truly awful at times today.

  • 92'

    Bolton fans beginning to stream out of the ground, who can blame them?

  • 91'

    Anelka almost in again after a neat combination with Meireles. Gary Cahill strongly in to dispossess Anelka on the edge of the penalty area.

  • 90'


  • 89'

    Drogba almost provides Anelka with a goal against his former club, Bogdan out to gather the throughball before the Frenchman can strike.

  • 88'

    Daniel Sturridge is desperate for a third goal, cutting inside a slicing his shot horribly wide of the far post. Drogba is furious and wanted a lay-off.

  • 86'

    Chris Eagles almost scores a spectacular consolation goal for Bolton, rattling Petr Cech's post with a long-range piledriver.

  • 85'

    Sturridge wastes a glorious chance to seal his hat-trick. Drogba does well to pull the ball back to his strike partner, but Sturridge drags his shot wide from the edge of the six-yard box.

  • 84'

    Looking at further replays, Kevin Davies' shot was almost certainly over the line before Ivanovic blocked. Unlucky for Bolton, but it hardly matters.

  • 82'

    Didier Drogba attempting an ambitious Van Basten-esque volley as the ball floats across towards him, the execution is poor and his mishits his shot straight to Bogdan.

  • 80'

    Branislav Ivanovic spectacularly clears off the line from Davies! Petrov found space behind Ashley Cole, got to the byline and teed up Davies, his shot blocked by the Serbian. Replays show it possibly had already crossed the line, but Ivanovic did fantastically well.

  • 79'

    It's worth mentioning that Chelsea have scored five without Fernando Torres.

  • 78'

    John Terry into the book for a strong challenge on Martin Petrov.

  • 77'

    Great play between Anelka and Meireles, the Frenchman gliding forward and teeing up Sturridge. In search of a hat-trick, Sturridge scuffs a right-footed shot into the arms of Bogdan.

  • 76'

    Lampard's corner is well cleared and Bolton come forward. Robinson into Chelsea territory for possibly the first time of the match, but his well-struck cross is headed clear by Terry.

  • 76'

    Now it's a Chelsea corner, Petrov turning the ball behind as he blocks a through pass looking for Cole...

  • 75'

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  • 75'

    Lampard heads the ball clear at the near post.

  • 74'

    Corner to Bolton, Eagles' cross blocked by Luiz.

  • 73'

    Tuncay and Chris Eagles on for David Ngog and Ricardo Gardner

  • 72'

    Bolton clear the corner but the ball is straight back into Chelsea's possession.

  • 72'

    Nicolas Anelka on for Juan Mata

  • 71'

    Sturridge within a whisker of his hat trick, a sumptuous clipped cross from Mata stolen off his head by Zat Knight. Corner.

  • 70'

    Juan Mata has had the freedom of Bolton in the second half, constantly being given space to try a build Chelsea attacks.

  • 69'

    Strong tackling from Terry and then Pratley as Bolton chase Chelsea shadows once more. Ngog then does well to maintain possession under several challenges.

  • 68'

    Luiz allowed to stroll out of defence once more, but his pass is behind Daniel Sturridge. Lampard then fouls Reo-Coker to concede a free kick.

  • 66'

    Much better from Bolton in the second half, but it's as much Chelsea taking their foot of the gas as the Trotters improving.

  • 65'

    At the other end, Ivanovic picks out Mata at the back post with a fine cross but the Spaniard can only volley over the bar.

  • 64'

    Petrov with an in-swinging cross from the right, Luiz cuts it out as Ngog was rising to convert with a header.

  • 63'

    Ashley Cole with a rare forray forward, his cross is just to high for Daniel Sturridge, who is eyeing a hat-trick.

  • 62'

    David Ngog has been lively in the second half, attempting to sprint clear down the right but Chelsea are alert to the danger.

  • 61'

    Petrov's free kick is straight into the wall, and Ngog volleys over from the rebound.

  • 60'

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  • 60'

    David Luiz into the book for a crunching block on Ngog. Petrov over the free kick...

  • 59'

    Bolton respond, Ngog forcing Cech to gather the ball at his feet before Kevin Davies attempts to chip Cech after Mikel was poor in position.

  • 58'

    GOAL Now it's game over, hat-trick for Frank Lampard Superb flowing football from Chelsea, Drogba laying off to Lampard. The England midfielder then played a one-two with Drogba before firmly side-footing a shot past Bogdan from eight-yards out.

  • 57'

    An ambitious attempt on goal from Drogba, played in down the channel from Luiz and hitting a low drive from an impossible angle which flies wide of Bogdan's right-hand post.

  • 56'

    John Obi Mikel on for Ramires

  • 56'

    From the corner, Adam Bogdan flaps at the ball and it falls to Ramires, who blazes over from 10 yards.

  • 55'

    Petr Cech launches an attack for Chelsea with a quick throw out to Sturridge, he bursts forward and slides in Drogba. Inside the penalty area, Drogba tries to pull the trigger, but Zat Knight slides in well to block.

  • 53'

    The Bolton fans have finally found their voice and seem to be intent on at least enjoying the second half. The second-half performance of the home team has raised their spirits.

  • 52'

    Branislav Ivanovic on for Jose Bosingwa

  • 51'

    Branislav Ivanovic is stripped and ready to come on for Chelsea.

  • 50'

    Gardner again getting back wonderfully, this time stopping the charge of Jose Bosingwa.

  • 49'

    Bolton cause more problems at the back for Chelsea, Cahill attempting to shoot at goal after Boyata reached the cross. Ramires breaks for Chelsea but Garnder is back to cover superbly.

  • 48'

    Another free kick, Ngog fouled. Can Bolton do it again?

  • 47'

    David Ngog races clear for Bolton and slots the ball wide after rounding Petr Cech, luckily for the Frenchman the offside flag was raised.

  • 46'

    GOAL A glimmer of hope for Bolton! Dedryck Boyata heads home from Petrov's fantastic delivery, 4-1. Can Bolton do the unthinkable?

  • 46'

    Early free kick for Bolton, Ramires with the foul...

  • 45'

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  • 45'


  • 45'

    Zat Knight on for Gretar Steinsson

  • 45'

    Can Bolton emulate Newcastle's epic comeback against Arsenal last season, when they found themselves 4-0 down at half time and recovered to snatch a draw.

  • 45'

    It's starting to click into gear for Andre Villas-Boas,Chelsea look clinical and Frank Lampard's return to form has been timely.

  • 45'

    Bolton are now staring their 11th defeat in 12 matches in the face, what can Owen Coyle do to turn this around?

  • 45'

    HALF TIME Bolton's season lurches from misery to misery, silence greeting the two teams as the half-time whistle is blown. A pair of braces from one-time Bolton loanee Sturridge and Frank Lampard have done the job for Chelsea.

  • 45'

    You could hear a pin drop in the Reebok Stadium at the moment, even the Chelsea fans have grown tired of constant celebration.

  • 45'


  • 44'

    Chelsea showing signs of really gelling as a team, Mata becoming increasingly crucial. He tests Bogdan with a rising left-foot shot after neat work by Lampard and Ashley Cole.

  • 42'

    Gary Cahill and Kevin Davies collide which each other as they both try to reach the hanging cross. Mata removes the danger for Chelsea.

  • 41'

    Bolton free kick, Drogba felling Nigel Reo-Coker...

  • 40'

    The atmosphere is flat in the Reebok Stadium, Chelsea have ruthlessly exposed Bolton's weaknesses so far.

  • 38'

    Kevin Davies trying to get on the end of Ngog's cross, but it's too high and it's a goal kick.

  • 37'

    Chelsea's corner turns into a counter attack, Ngog dispossessing Bosingwa and embarking on an epic sprint which nearly ends in a chance. Bosingwa gets back to prevent a shot on goal.

  • 36'

    Sturridge all alone after being picked out by Mata, the pass forcing him too wide and he settles for a corner...

  • 35'

    Bolton get lucky as Lampard's corner bounces off the back of Paul Robinson's head and to safety, fortunately for the home side.

  • 34'

    Gary Cahill showing some fight, going in strong on Drogba as he broke down the left. Chelsea corner...

  • 33'

    Bolton's defending is truly awful. Nobody is picking up Lampard, who is constantly in space. Sturridge again finds acres, but can't control the lofted through ball.

  • 32'

    Bolton free kick, Ramires knocking down Davies. It's taken short as Bolton look to build.

  • 31'

  • 30'

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  • 30'

    Luiz raiding again, this time Ricardo Gardner wrestles him to the ground to stop another dangerous attack.

  • 29'

    Petrov's deep corner looks for Cahill, but Chelsea are alert to the danger and Meireles hammers clear.

  • 28'

    Bolton force a corner, Davies' shot blocked and it's a chance...

  • 26'

    GOAL 4-0, another Bogdan clanger This could get very embarrassing for Bolton, Luiz allowed to run 40 yards again and hits a tame shot at Bogdan. It takes a bounce in front of Bogdan, who lets the ball squirm loose and Lampard cleverly converts.

  • 25'

    GOAL Sturridge again, and Bogdan won't enjoying seeing this one Game over. Sturridge, who has had far too much space, cuts in from the right and hits a shot into the near post from the edge of the penalty area. Bogdan gets down to block the shot, but diverts the ball into the roof of the net.

  • 24'

    Davies meets the latest corner, guiding his header wide of the far post.

  • 23'

    An excellent delivery from Petrov, Lampard getting a flick on the cross to divert the ball for another corner...

  • 23'

    Bolton's first corner, Kevin Davies forcing Chelsea to put the ball behind...

  • 22'

    Bolton trying to put together an attack after their first spell of sustained possession, but Owen Coyle's team don't look comfortable on the ball.

  • 21'

    Bolton appealing in vain for a penalty. Ngog and Luiz getting in a tangle, with the former falling to the ground. It would have been harsh and the referee correctly waves play on.

  • 20'

    Mata shoots over after a move which was almost identical to the one which led to Lampard's goal. Sturridge again the provider, Mata hooking his effort over the crossbar from just inside the penalty area.

  • 19'

    Chelsea fans singing "Sit down if you're going down" to the forlorn Bolton fans. This could be a long afternoon for Wanderers.

  • 17'

    Martin Petrov lets fly from long range with a dipping, swerving drive. Why not?

  • 16'

    Sturridge is buzzing today, skinning Paul Robinson before laying off to Ramires. The Brazilian can't quite control the ball as he latches on to the cross.

  • 15'

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  • 15'

    Adam Bogdan called into action again and Bolton look a team in trouble. Drogba feeding Lampard again, who forces a smart one-handed save from Bogdan with a shot from a narrow angle.

  • 14'

    GOAL Lampard makes it 2-0! It's too easy for Chelsea and this game might as well be over. Juan Mata fed Daniel Sturridge, who slid an excellent ball into Lampard who stroked the ball home from eight yards.

  • 13'

    Gary Cahill with an impressive challenge on Drogba after Chelsea had launched an attacking raid through Luiz. Top-class defending.

  • 12'

    Martin Petrov crashes a shot straight into the wall, and finds a Chelsea defender with his second attempt. A waste from the Bulgarian.

  • 11'

    A free kick in a dangerous area for Bolton, Raul Meireles coming in from behind on Pratley and is fortunate to escape a booking.

  • 9'

    Pratley is rightly booked for his late challenge.

  • 8'

    Ricardo Gardner with a burst from midfield, showing he still has some pace left in the old legs. He is squeezed out of possession before David Ngog chops down David Luiz with a wild lunge.

  • 7'

    John Terry is back on his feet and fit to continue. That looked awfully painful.

  • 6'

    David Ngog with a wild driver from the edge of the penalty area which is horribly wide. To make matters worse, Ngog's foot then catches Terry square in the nether regions. An eye-watering experience for all who saw.

  • 5'

    Also, Sturridge's goal was the quickest scored in the Premier League this season, clocked at one minute and 32 seconds.

  • 4'

    Bolton must now do something they haven't done for nine years, score at home against Chelsea.

  • 3'

    Raul Meireles causing a heart-stopping moment for Petr Cech, his back pass almost rolling beyond the goalkeeper and into the Chelsea net.

  • 2'

    The last thing Bolton needed, Sturridge haunting his former club and Owen Coyle will be furious with the defending. Sturridge tries his luck again, firing a drive narrowly wide from 25 yards.

  • 1'

    GOAL Daniel Sturridge with the opener for Chelsea! Very poor defending from Bolton. Frank Lampard's corner arrived at an unmarked Sturridge, who headed down and into the net.

  • 1'

    Darren Pratley with an early surge forward, John Terry in the way to clear the ball into touch.




    A rare chance for Adam Bogdan in the Bolton goal, with the uber-experienced Jussi Jaaskelainen unfit to play.


    The teams are out at the Reebok Stadium. Another worrying stat for Bolton fans, they haven't managed to score past Chelsea at home in nine years.


    Chelsea have the last eight matches between these two teams, not the opposition Bolton need when they are on such a torrid run.


    Daniel Sturridge gets a start for Chelsea, on the ground where he really came of age for Bolton last season.


    Bolton: Bogdan, Steinsson, Boyata, Cahill, Robinson, Gardner, Pratley, Reo-Coker, Petrov, Ngog, K Davies.


    Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Terry, Luiz, Cole, Ramires, Lampard, Mata, Meireles, Drogba, Sturridge.


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Goal Shot Video
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Bolton Wanderers

  • 15(4)

  • 16

  • 10

  • 41%


  • Chelsea

  • 19(9)

  • 14

  • 11

Bolton Wanderers

POS No Name


1 Adam Bogdan


2 Gretar Rafn Steinsson
12 Zat Knight


4 Paul Robinson


5 Gary Cahill


25 Dedryck Boyata


10 Martin Petrov


19 Nigel Reo-Coker


21 Darren Pratley


11 Ricardo Gardner
7 Chris Eagles


14 Kevin Davies


24 David Ngog
9 Tuncay Sanli
POS No Name
G 26 Robert Lainton
D 12 Zat Knight
M 6 Fabrice Muamba
M 7 Chris Eagles
M 16 Mark Davies
F 9 Tuncay Sanli
F 37 Joshua Vela

Match Stats

  • Bolton Wanderers
  • Chelsea
15(4) Shots (on goal) 19(9)
10 Fouls 11
4 Corner kicks 5
2 Offsides 1
41% Time of Possession 59%
1 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
4 Saves 3

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