MATCH PREVIEW: CHELSEA FC VS BOLTON WANDERERS

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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.

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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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12 Comments
  1. Zyte says

    my 1st 11
    cech
    azpicahilzoumaluis
    mikelrami
    salahoscarschurle
    remy.
    cfc3-boltn0.hazard,matic,jt,fab,wilian,d.costa & courtious should rest ktbffh.

    1. Yazircfc says

      very good lineup…

  2. Taio Shiloh says

    Like the Line-up but I would give Andres Christensen a start, Ake and Mikel in the pivot.

  3. GABBY says

    yes

  4. GABBY says

    After the game had finished on Sunday night, I made a conscious decision there and then not to write anything until I’d had at least 24 hours to calm down. Otherwise, I worried the frustration of having conceded such a soft goal from such a fantastic position would taint my reflection on what was ultimately, a good performance and good result which had left us in a strong position, overall. My plan hasn’t worked. I’m still pissed and I’m pissed for three reasons. Firstly, the already all-too familiar nature of the goal conceded was a huge disappointment. There is a lot to like about Andre Schurrle and he seems to have everything he needs to make a success of himself at Chelsea, but he really isn’t helping himself with these careless errors. Allowing Frank Lampard to make an unchallenged late run into the box is surely the most unforgivable mistake any Chelsea player could make. I mean, come on!
    My second and third source of lingering frustration, essentially boil down to the same point. After we went 1-0 up, four minutes after the sending off, we were in a perfect position to change the dynamic of the game, press City back and go for what would have been the decisive second goal. Failing that, we could’ve at least taken extra measures to sure up the defence and protect the lead. But we did neither of those things; rather we just seemed to be going through the motions, passively waiting for the game to end. The equaliser was in no way a shock when it came. But it wasn’t the lack of positivity, or the carelessness which led to goal which I think cost us in the end, it was our indecision over how to react to taking the lead that I thought was really disappointing. Hopefully it’s a mistake we won’t make again this season.

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    1. Tcherno says

      My line up would be
      Cech
      Ivanovich Cahill zouma Luis
      Mikel matic
      Salah Oscar shurle
      Remi

  6. Anonymous says

    matic ahead, ake-mikel pivot

  7. miles says

    My lineup would be cech, azpi, iva, zouma, luis, mikel, ake, salah, oscar, schurrle, remy

  8. patylank mwas mpole says

    I know we gonna go back to the winning spirit all through #teamchelsea

  9. Fardeen Ramjaun says

    Cech- Luis -Zouma- Cahill- Azpi
    Mikel – Ramires
    Salah – Oscar – Schurrle
    Remy

  10. ANuoluwapo Oshinuga says

    Chelsea as been drawn away to sherwsbury

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