• Date: Wed 28 October 2009
  • Venue: Stamford Bridge
  • Ref: Marriner, A
  • Attendance: 41,538


Kalou (15)

Malouda (26)

Deco (67)

Drogba (89)

4 - 0

Chelsea vs Bolton Wanderers

Team Lineups


Henrique Hilario (Ross Turnbull, 23)
Paulo Ferreira
Branislav Ivanovic
Juliano Belletti
Rodrigo da Costa Alex
Florent Malouda
Michael Ballack
Joe Cole
Souza Deco
Salomon Kalou (Michael Essien, 46)
Daniel Sturridge (Didier Drogba, 62)

Bolton Wanderers

Ali Al Habsi
Sam Ricketts
Jlloyd Samuel
Gretar Steinsson (Johan Elmander, 46)
Zat Knight
Gary Cahill
Ricardo Gardner
Matt Taylor (Chris Basham, 64)
Mark Davies, M
Fabrice Muamba
Ivan Klasnic

Match Report
Chelsea sailed into the quarter-finals of the Carling Cup with an emphatic display against woeful Bolton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge. Goals from Salomon Kalou, Florent Malouda, Deco and Didier Drogba competed the rout. Within 12 seconds Joe Cole had a shot on goal, but it was easily held by Ali Al Habsi. Two minutes later and Matt Taylor saw his right-wing free-kick go straight to Chelsea keeper Henrique Hilario. But within a quarter-of-an-hour the Blues hit the back of the net. Captain Michael Ballack put in a inch-perfect left-wing cross deep into the Bolton area and Kalou rose unchallenged to power home a fierce header past Al Habsi. A minute later and Bolton could have been level but Hilario dived at the feet of the in-rushing Taylor and the midfielder's shot smashed off the face of the keeper. The Chelsea goalkeeper collapsed to the ground seconds later - seemingly a result of the injury and was replaced by Ross Turnbull for his debut. Hilario was taken straight away to the local hospital for a scan on his head. It was the Blues who struck again on 26 minutes, Frenchman Malouda tucking home an easy left-foot shot from five yards out after his first shot had deflected off defender Zat Knight. Kalou almost hit his second on 39 minutes when Malouda set the Ivory Coast hit-man free, but his left-foot shot from just inside the Bolton area was parried away to safety by the goalkeeper Turnbull's first piece of action came on 54 minutes when he snuffed out Mark Davies' daisy-cutter of a drive. A sharp counter-attack from the home side two minutes later saw Cole slide the ball to striker Daniel Sturridge but the young striker fluffed his big moment, sending the ball wide of the Bolton goal. Seconds later he just missed another golden chance to open his account but sent a low left-footed drive wide of the Bolton goal. The 20-year-old lasted two more minutes before being subbed for Drogba. Bolton failed to learn from the previous goal and, on 67 minutes, another quick counter-attack saw Deco get the ball off Cole and arrow a low right footer past a prone Al Habsi from just inside the Bolton penalty area. The visitors did hit the Chelsea post with four minutes remaining through Ivan Klasnic and the ball was cleared to safety. Drogba powerfully headed home Cole right-wing cross on 89 minutes to complete the demolition.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.


Goal!! Didier Drogba scores for Chelsea.


Goal!! Souza Deco scores for Chelsea.


Matt Taylor is being taken off, Chris Basham has come on in his place.


Daniel Sturridge is replaced by Didier Drogba.

Second half

The second half is under way with the score currently at 2 v 0.


Salomon Kalou is being taken off, Michael Essien has come on in his place.


Bolton are replacing Gretar Steinsson with Johan Elmander.

Half time

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.


Goal!! Chelsea have scored with Florent Malouda putting it in the back of the net.


Chelsea are replacing Henrique Hilario with Ross Turnbull.


Goal!! Chelsea have scored with Salomon Kalou putting it in the back of the net.


It's 7:45pm on Wednesday, October 28th, the match has kicked off.