Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Chelsea narrow the lead:

Chelsea kept their title dreams alive and closed the gap on leaders Man Utd with an impressive 4-0 win over Bolton.

The Reebok Stadium has proved a happy hunting ground for Chelsea over the years and so it proved again as they ran out convincing winners.

Didier Drogba gave Chelsea the lead after 11 minutes with a superb swerving shot from fully 30 yards out and Florent Malouda doubled the advantage four minutes before the break when he beat Jussi Jaaskelainen at his near post.

Nicolas Anelka got in on the act against his old club with the third goal on 56 minutes and Ramires completed the rout 16 minutes from time with his first goal for Chelsea since his big-money move from Benfica.

The win moves Chelsea to within seven points of United as they showed they are in no mood to give up their title without a fight.

The match was preceded by an immaculately observed minute's silence for Bolton legend Nat Lofthouse, who died earlier this month, and it was the hosts who threatened first when a miscued clearance from John Terry, who had shrugged off a back problem, landed at the feet of Stuart Holden in the second minute.

However, the American failed to test goalkeeper Petr Cech from a good position.

The home side kept up the momentum and Kevin Davies headed into the arms of the goalkeeper following a flick-on from Johan Elmander.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.