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History of the Bolton Wanderers v Chelsea fixture

Chelsea face a trip to Bolton Wanderers at Reebok Stadium on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 53 games played, Blues have recorded 15 wins, and Bolton Wdrs. have come away with 24 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in November 2006, with Chelsea inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the The Trotters in a Premiership match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 28 AprChelsea2 - 2Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2006/2007Wed 29 NovBolton Wdrs.0 - 1ChelseaPREM
2005/2006Sat 15 AprBolton Wdrs.0 - 2ChelseaPREM
2005/2006Sat 15 OctChelsea5 - 1Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2004/2005Sat 30 AprBolton Wdrs.0 - 2ChelseaPREM
2004/2005Sat 20 NovChelsea2 - 2Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2003/2004Sat 13 MarBolton Wdrs.0 - 2ChelseaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Bolton Wanderers are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 8.

The Blues have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Blues's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 7 against.

Bolton Wdrs. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 5 points from their 8 games thus far. Chelsea's 12 points from 8 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bolton Wdrs.6231659
Chelsea6231749

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 run of 5 matches.
Chelsea 5 games since last away draw.
4 games since last defeat.