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Chelsea vs Bolton – Chelsea to resume league challenge with win

| 29.12.2010

Owen Coyle’s Bolton side may be the team of the season so far, but their last victory over Chelsea came back in the 1995/96 Premier League campaign and the odds are against them winning at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea’s stuttering season can get back on track with a victory against Bolton as Carlo Ancelotti looks to resurrect his club’s Premier League campaign.

Match Odds

Chelsea are exemplary at home and losses at Stamford Bridge are few and far between.

The defeat to Sunderland earlier in the season may be the only one they suffer in the league this season and they are as short as 3/10 to beat Bolton.

Bolton are as big as 9/1 to beat Chelsea and Owen Coyle’s side would settle for a point at the end of the 90 minutes.

Five of the last 18 Premier League games have ended in a draw suggesting the 4/1 for the sides to share the spoils may be worth taking.

Total Goals

Last season saw the sides take to the field three times and Chelsea scored 11 goals to Bolton’s none.

While Chelsea have been misfiring as of late, this could be the game that rejuvenates their forward three and a 4-0 Chelsea win is priced at 11/1.

The Chelsea defence has conceded just four goals at home this season and a clean sheet is a definite possibility and is priced at 5/6, while Chelsea to win to nil looks the better bet and is priced at 11/10.

Bolton have managed 11 goals on the road this season in their nine games, and while Chelsea’s defence has been superb, they’ll have to keep an eye on Johan Elmander who has eight goals this season, six on the road, and he is 10/3 to score any time.

A £10 stake on Didier Drogba scoring first and Chelsea winning 3-0 would return £180. New customers can sign up here for a free £10 bet.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.