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History of the Bolton Wanderers v Chelsea fixture

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:
2004/2005Sat 20 NovChelsea2 - 2Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2003/2004Sat 13 MarBolton Wdrs.0 - 2ChelseaPREM
2003/2004Sat 13 DecChelsea1 - 2Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2002/2003Sat 12 AprChelsea1 - 0Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2002/2003Sat 23 NovBolton Wdrs.1 - 1ChelseaPREM
2001/2002Sat 12 JanBolton Wdrs.2 - 2ChelseaPREM
2001/2002Sun 23 DecChelsea5 - 1Bolton 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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bolton Wdrs.63218511
Chelsea62311079

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

Sequence statistics:
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.