Chelsea face a trip to Bolton Wanderers at Reebok Stadium at tea-time on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 50 games played, Blues have recorded 12 wins, and Bolton Wdrs. have come away with 24 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in March 2004, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a Premiership match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sat 20 Nov||Chelsea||2 - 2||Bolton Wdrs.||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sat 13 Mar||Bolton Wdrs.||0 - 2||Chelsea||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sat 13 Dec||Chelsea||1 - 2||Bolton Wdrs.||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 12 Apr||Chelsea||1 - 0||Bolton Wdrs.||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 23 Nov||Bolton Wdrs.||1 - 1||Chelsea||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 12 Jan||Bolton Wdrs.||2 - 2||Chelsea||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sun 23 Dec||Chelsea||5 - 1||Bolton Wdrs.||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Bolton Wanderers have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. These games have seen the The Trotters score just 6 goals, though they have conceded 3.
Chelsea have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Blues's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 10 goals for and 8 against.
Bolton Wdrs. find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 54 points they have accumulated from 35 games. Chelsea are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 85 points from the 34 games played.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Chelsea are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Bolton Wdrs.. Away win
|Bolton Wdrs.||Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.|
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Chelsea||12 games since last away draw.|
4 games since last defeat.