25 Jan 2011

Chelsea thump Bolton

11:14 am on 25 January 2011

Chelsea have confirmed their return to form with a ruthless 4-nil win at Bolton Wanderers to keep a foothold in the English Premier League football title race.

It was Chelsea's 8th successive victory at the Reebok Stadium.

Goals were scored by Didier Drogba, Florent Malouda, Nicolas Anelka and Ramires.

Having taken 10 points from 11 games in a dire run, back-to-back victories have stopped the rot and champions Chelsea moved into fourth spot on 41 points.

Manchester City are third on 45, Arsenal second on 46 and Manchester United, who play their game in hand at Blackpool tomorrow, top on 48.

Bolton have taken one point from their last five matches and slipped to 10th.