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Bolton vs Chelsea: Team News, Stats & Preferred Team

Bolton vs Chelsea(English Premier League)Date: Sunday, 2nd October 2011; Kick-Off: 13:30 GMTVenue: Reebok Stadium

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Bolton vs Chelsea

Bolton vs Chelsea – Chelsea currently third in the league take on Bolton Wanderers lying at the bottom of the league table. Chelsea endured a frustrating draw at Estadio Mestalla against Valencia after having dominated most of the game until conceding the late goal.

Bolton Wanderers themselves are having a very tough run after losing last five of their EPL games conceding 16 goals in those five games. Chelsea came of with a handsome 4-1 win over Swansea in their last EPL game but Bolton suffered yet another defeat after losing 3-0 to Arsenal.

Given the current form of both teams it appears that Chelsea shouldn’t have any problems of coming away with three points from the Reebok Stadium. AVB and the Chelsea team will definitely be up for it and expecting Chelsea to come off with three points with ease.

Chelsea Team News

Fernando Torres begins a three-match ban, so either Didier Drogba or Nicolas Anelka will start up front. Frank Lampard might be back in the starting line-up after an impressive performance against Valencia which saw the midfielder scoring a well worked goal for Chelsea.

Daniel Sturridge who spent last 6 months of the 2010-11 EPL campaign at Bolton after being hired on loan could start against the team where he gained his confidence and scored good number of goals to help Bolton to be in the top half of the league table. Michael Essien is the only long term absentee for Chelsea.

Bolton Team News

Bolton midfielder Stuart Holden is likely to be sidelined for six months after a follow-up operation on a knee injury revealed cartilage damage.  David Wheater and Ivan Klasnic are both suspended, while Gael Kakuta is ineligible (on loan from Chelsea) and Jussi Jaaskelainen is doubtful with a leg knock.

Probable Team Line-ups:

Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Boyata, Knight, Cahill, Robinson, Petrov, Muamba, ReoCoker, Pratley, Eagles, Davies

Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Mata, Lampard, Meireles, Drogba, Anelka


Bolton have not breached our net at the Reebok for 12 ½ hours since Henrik Pedersen managed it in November 2002 during a 1-1 draw.

Our Last Meeting at Reebok

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My starting line up would be

Bolton vs Chelsea - Starting Line up

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  1. ChelseaR

    October 1, 2011 at 11:06 am

    I was hoping for a change we’d try a formation that had 11 PLAYERS!!

  2. stev

    October 1, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    why not just leave cech and drogba out as well! central positions are overrated anywayz..

  3. Marc CFC/BKK

    October 1, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    I’d agree but probably prefer Sturridge ahead of Anelka, just.

  4. JJ

    October 1, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    I prefer,turnbull,cole,terry,luiz,ivanovic,ramires,mikel,mata,anelka,drogba, d statin line up against bolton match.cech nid 2 be rested cos of d mid wik game against valencia.

  5. Adetunji musibau olalekan

    October 1, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Up chelsea.avb pls i prefer cech ivanovic luiz terry cole mikel ramires mereilles/mceachran sturridge/anelka torres/drogba mata

  6. Adetunji musibau olalekan

    October 1, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Up chelsea.avb i dont no what luiz n joshua is doing on the bench pls i prefer cech ivanovic/bosingwa luiz terry cole mikel ramires mereilles/mceachran sturridge/anelka torres/drogba mata

  7. Jharmiu

    October 1, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Avb,ivanovic is gud in right back dan bos cos bos use to overlap n is nt a real right back is a winger,why down alex like dt is nt gud.

  8. Ben Jordan

    October 2, 2011 at 5:28 am

    You have only got 10 players in your line up.

  9. j0j

    October 2, 2011 at 7:04 am

    dont b surprised if chelsea bugger this one. drogba is a selfish ****.

  10. tugbobo herdayroju

    October 2, 2011 at 9:37 am

    as a persin i am very sure dat chelsea will win d last on tabel team whic is bolton at list d match will end at last 3-0 i am very sure of dat

  11. tugbobo herdayroju

    October 2, 2011 at 10:19 am

    as a persin i am very sure dat d blues will defite d last team on table bolton at list 3-0 i am very sure of dat

  12. Fash

    October 2, 2011 at 10:29 am

    I’d prefer; cech, ivanovic, luiz, terry, betrand, merelies, mikel, josh, dan, drogba, malouda. Going by d rotation policy of Avb, cole, lamps, mata, anelka all played in d mid week, so they shud rest.

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