Bolton face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge with bets on the home side getting double figures having been suspended.
Visiting fans to Stamford Bridge have been granted special dispensation by the Premier League. They’ll be allowed to take sofas into the ground so they can watch from behind them.
‘It will be a good game. You never know, we might nick a 1-0.’
Bolton left-back Paul Robinson shows that his gift for comedy extends beyond the football field.
Chelsea Team News:
Carlos Ancellotti will rest some players, but it won’t make any difference.
Player to watch: Didier Drogba
…and Nicolas Anelka and Frank Lampard and Joe Cole and Michael Ballack and Salomon Kalou and…
Bolton Team News:
To quote Bolton’s official site. ‘The Bolton boss has no fresh injury worries to report so he could name the same starting line-up that featured against Aston Villa.’
How well that one worked out.
Player to watch: Jussi Jaaskelainen
In danger of aggravating his bad back, from picking the ball out of the net.
Match Facts & Stats
Chelsea have won the last two games between these sides 4-0. A repeat scoreline would be seen as an achievement for Coyle’s men.
As you may have gathered, Vital Bolton is not optimistic. Alex Ferguson thinks this will be an ‘easy game’ for Chelsea.
‘It was a comment obviously designed to rouse Bolton’s players into a rebuttal,’ writes some unnamed scribe on the BBC website.
Er no, it wasn’t.
Bolton can’t score, defend, or compete in midfield effectively for ninety minutes, which leaves the options kind of limited.
Expect them to make a decent fist of it initially, but then cave in after going behind.