Carlo Ancelotti believes his Chelsea side will face a tough task as they look for their first win on the road since October at Bolton on Monday.
The Blues' slump away from home has all but ended their defence of the Barclays Premier League title, while Wanderers are riding high in the top half of the table under Owen Coyle.
"It will be difficult because Bolton are a good team," Ancelotti told Chelsea's official website. "They are doing very well in the Premier League. It's a good test and I hope everything will be okay for us.
"Compared to last season Bolton improved their confidence, are playing better and have a clear idea of football.
"They play to their ability, they have very good strikers in Kevin Davies and Johan Elmander and are using them very well.
'We haven't taken good results away. I know this and we were not able to win since October and this is the reason we lost our position in the table."