Sat 12th Sept, 2015
Kick Off: 12:45 BST
Venue: Goodison Park
Comp: Premier League
It was fitting for Luiz to make the crucial breakthrough - one of the very few players to emerge from that first half with any sort of credit I thought.
Wins a win no matter who against and hopefully not a one off and is the start of a turn around
Only caught the 2nd half and i must say i thought it was a very good half, good passing, good attacking, good tempo, nice comfortable win. Happy.
Lampard appeared very influential and involved in nearly everything.
Ye we played far better today. The tempo was higher from the start, we kept possession well and always looked dangerous going forward and the backline was mistake free. Yes it was against struggling Bolton but we needed this kind of result and performance.
Fair play to the players for stepping up. Lampard was excellent, Essien did well in midfield alongside Ramires, Sturridge, while a bit greedy, provided a genuine threat, Mata created well and put in a lovely cross for Lampard's goal and Drogba led the line well, had a few nice touches and scored a vintage Drogba header. It was easily Gary Cahill's best game for Chelsea, but my pick for man of the match is David Luiz, scored a beauty, defended very well when he had to and played some wonderful passes in the process, unlucky not to score a second.
I'm also glad Roman was there to see it in person, I hope he has the patience to stick with AVB. This was always going to be a difficult season, lets get it out of the way, get new players in that suit AVB's vision and lets push forward from there.
Anyway important win, puts us 4th with pressure on Arsenal to get a result against Spurs tomorrow.
Better performance. Let's not forget that Bolton were shambolic at times. But a more spirited display for sure
I take back what i said about Drogba before the match. He was really good and played with a lot of energy.
Great goal by Luiz. Love the guy. Good header by Drogs as well. Lamps with a good finish.
Can't wait for the newspaper headlines tomorrow: "LAMPARD SAVES AVB'S JOB" blah blah lol he was completely average and yet despite scoring a goal - a good one - he will somehow be viewed as a saviour of this team.
An improved performance but not getting carried away.
Like I said, not getting carried away at all. This Bolton side were unbelievably bad. Practically gifting the ball to us with a ribbon on top.
We couldn't break them down until the Luiz goal. A few good moments which Luiz and Drogba were instrumental in - but it was kind of the same "Chelsea" display we've been seeing for a while now.
I hope this win brings a lot of confidence to this side. Would love for us to go on a 3-4 winning streak and it IS possible. Our next fixtures: WBA away, Birmingham away in the cup and Stoke at home
Then we've got Napoli and City!!! We need some confidence to go into those two games!
I thought Drogba was rather good! His link-up play was intelligent and slick. A million times better than how he fared against Napoli - or any of his recent games come to think about it.
He's clearly lost some muscle and a hell of a lot of pace but he gave a spirited performance today
He's not going to drag us to 4th place by himself but it's better than our useless #9