Bolton surge may give Liverpool hope
There is nothing like a comfortable victory for the home side that leaves us hacks plenty of time to write a well written and carefully considered match report.
RUMOUR HAS IT: Michael Essien was dropped by Guus Hiddink for this game after turning up for training 13 stone overweight yesterday. On closer inspection, it was found that he still had Steven Gerrard in his pocket from Wednesday evening. (A poor joke from a loyal Chelsea fan. Sorry)
CHELSEA VERDICT: For an hour, they looked to be back to their serene best, yet you left Stamford Bridge wondering whether they are genuine trophy contenders or not. The opposition are bound to see Bolton's long-ball tactics as a decent game plan against the Blues after this memorable fightback.