MATCH PREVIEW: CHELSEA FC VS BOLTON WANDERERS
The League Cup is back as Chelsea hosts second division team at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. Following a draw against Man City and Schalke04 last week, Chelsea is prepared to go back to winning ways. Going into the match, Chelsea are odds on via Betfair to win the match.
• Previous meetings:
These teams have met five times in the League Cup, and each has two wins. Bolton lost their last game against Chelsea in this tournament by 4-0 in 2009.
• Match Facts:
Chelsea has 18 consecutive games without losing against Bolton. Their last loss was in 2003 when they fell 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.
During that time, the London team has scored 45 goals and conceded 12.
Chelsea is unbeaten in the Premier League and is in the first place of the table. The Blues have the best offensive measure in the local tournament with 16 goals.
Bolton have had a poor start in the Championship and are in the 21st place, close to the relegation zone, with just five points.
Dougie Freedman’s team has won just one of eight matches, scoring seven goals and conceding 13.
The Blues have progressed in seven of their last eight Third Round games, keeping a clean sheet in each of the matches in which they made the next round.
Chelsea is expected not to play some of their starters…
• Predicted Line-up:
Cech, Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Luis, Mikel, Matic, Salah, Schurrle, Hazard, Remy.
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