Chelsea face a trip to Bolton Wanderers at Reebok Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 54 games played, Blues have recorded 16 wins, and Bolton Wdrs. have come away with 24 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2007, with Chelsea inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the The Trotters in a Premier League match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Sun 11 May||Chelsea||1 - 1||Bolton Wdrs.||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sun 07 Oct||Bolton Wdrs.||0 - 1||Chelsea||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 28 Apr||Chelsea||2 - 2||Bolton Wdrs.||PREM|
|2006/2007||Wed 29 Nov||Bolton Wdrs.||0 - 1||Chelsea||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 15 Apr||Bolton Wdrs.||0 - 2||Chelsea||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 15 Oct||Chelsea||5 - 1||Bolton Wdrs.||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sat 30 Apr||Bolton Wdrs.||0 - 2||Chelsea||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Bolton Wanderers's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Trotters have conceded a disappointing 6 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.
Chelsea's away form is none too clever either, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. These six games have produced a glut of goals, with the Blues scoring 15 and conceding 4.
Bolton Wdrs.'s 20 points from 15 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Chelsea sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 33 points from their 15 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Chelsea are in smashing form away from home at present, and Footymad sees this carrying them to a narrow victory at Bolton Wdrs.. Away win
|Bolton Wdrs.||4 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
|Chelsea||Undefeated in last 3 away games.|
No win in the 3 most recent games.