Trotters take on off form Stamford Bridge side.
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Chelsea’s Nicolas Anelka may again be absent with the knee injury that caused him to miss the defeat to Arsenal.
Alex, Yuri Zhirkov and Yossi Benayoun remain sidelined.
Bolton defender Gretar Steinsson has a knee injury and Chung-Yong Lee is on international duty, so Sam Ricketts and Martin Petrov could be recalled.
Tamir Cohen is absent due to the death of his father Avi, who died as a result of the injuries he sustained in a motorcycle crash. (BBC Sport)
Carlo Ancelotti will be looking to his players to reverse an alarming run of poor performances and results as they take on a Bolton side who have over achieved this term. Owen Coyle has seen his side pull out all the stops to take them to sixth in the table, indeed if the Trotters did manage to pull of a shock win at Stamford Bridge they would leapfrog over the reigning Premier League champions.
Chelsea were abysmal at the Emirates two days ago and they have no time to lick their wounds and know that any more significant slip ups may well end their hopes of retaining the title and depending on how the club reacts mentally this could either be the right or wrong time to take on the Blues.
Highlights from last season’s encounter: Chelsea 1-0 Bolton
COS Prediction: 3-1 to Chelsea
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