Posted on: Thu 29 Oct 2009

Carling Cup clash with Bolton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge, Wednesday 28 October, 2009.

Chelsea (4-diamond-2): Hilario (Turnbull 23); Belletti, Alex, Ivanovic, Ferreira; Deco, Ballack (c), Malouda, J Cole; Kalou (Essien h-t), Sturridge (Drogba 62).
Manager Carlo Ancelotti

Bolton (4-5-1): Al Habsi; Ricketts, Cahill, Knight, Samuel; Steinsson (Elmander h-t), Muamba, M Davies, Taylor (Basham 65), Gardner (c); Klasnic.
Manager Gary Megson

Andre Marriner
Environment it's a cool night in west London
Kit Chelsea - blue shirts and shorts, white socks. Bolton - white shirts, navy shorts and socks.
Attendance 41,538

First half
Kick off: Chelsea
4 Save Hilario collects a Taylor freekick with ease, bending low to scoop the ball up at the near post.
11 Shot Deco sends the ball screaming goal-wards from 30 yards after taking possession from J Cole, Al Habsi easily saves.
15 CHELSEA GOAL Kalou heads home a Ferreira cross, nodding down at the far post while Al Habsi can only watch.
16 Save Hilario dives to prevent a Taylor sot from close range finding the net, blocking the ball with his body. But he takes a knock at Taylor falls on top of him after the initial shot and receives treatment on the pitch.
22 Injury Hilario lies down on the ground just as he's about to take a goalkick. The earlier knock seems to have had more on an influence on his game than first thought. Turnbull comes on as his replacement.
26 CHELSEA GOAL Malouda makes it two from only two feet out. Initially the Frenchman tried to head a Kalou cross behind the line but as the deflection falls back into his path, he's able to smash home at the near post.
40 Shot Kalou is denied another goal by Al Habsi. Our number 21 finds himself one-on-one with the keeper but Al Habsi predicts his attempt at the top corner and deflects from danger.
Stoppage time: 4 minutes.

Half time Chelsea 2 Bolton 0

Second half
Kick off: Bolton
H-T Chelsea substitution Essien comes on to replace Kalou.
H-T Bolton substitution Elmander comes on to replace Steinsson.
52 Shot Belletti sends the ball careering into the crowd with his left foot after Deco pulls the ball back down the right flank.
57 Shot Sturridge collects a through ball from J Cole but only manages to send the ball skimming past the post with his left foot.
58 Shot Sturridge does the same thing again only a minute later, collecting a long ball from J Cole, the 19-year-old once again sends the ball bouncing past the post with his left foot.
62 Chelsea substitution Drogba comes on to replace Sturridge.
65 Bolton substitution Basham comes on to replace Taylor.
67 CHELSEA GOAL Deco scores a brilliant Chelsea goal, J Cole breaks down the right and sends a cross in towards Drogba but the Ivorian misses the ball and instead it bounces on to Deco, who converts with ease, smashing the ball into the bottom corner.
87 Post Klasnic can only watch as his shot on goal passes an outstretched Turnbull before bouncing back off the post.
90 CHELSEA GOAL Drogba heads home Chelsea's fourth. Jumping high at the far post, the Ivorian is able to nod down J Cole's inch-perfect cross, making it four goals with no reply.
Stoppage time: 2 minutes.
Unused subs Chelsea - Bruma, Matic, Lampard, Borini. Bolton - Jaaskelainen, Robinson, Cohen, Lee, O'Brien.

Shots on target Chelsea 10 Bolton 6
Fouls Chelsea 13 Bolton 11
Corners Chelsea 6 Bolton 2
Offsides Chelsea 1 Bolton 2

Daniel Sturridge made his full Chelsea debut against Bolton this evening, while Henrique Hilario secured his first start since our 2-0 win over Liverpool.
Unfortunately injury forced Hilario onto the bench early in the first half, allowing Ross Turnbull his first team debut in front of the home fans.
Joe Cole played a full 90 minutes at the top of the diamond behind Sturridge and Salomon Kalou before Sturridge was replaced Drogba in the second half.

Watch the full game on Chelsea TV from midnight tonight.