Bolton vs Chelsea Player Ratings

Frank Lampard's hat-trick has certainly proved his critics wrong with his hat-trick to help Chelsea dominate Bolton 5-1 at the Reebok Stadium.

The new Drogba?

Bolton

Adam Bogdan - 3

Given his chance to shine in place of the injured Jussi Jaaskelainen but didn't make use of it. A nervy performance saw him gift Chelsea two goals in a matter of minutes.

Dedryck Boyata - 6
Scored Bolton's only goal and managed to keep track of the Chelsea players, which is something most of his teammates failed to do.

Gary Cahill - 5.5
Not the best performance from Cahill, but he wasn't helped but two hapless defenders by his side. At this rate, the interest from big clubs may just wane off.

Paul Robinson - 3.5
Robinson failed to pick up Sturridge on so many occasions that it seems as if his ex-teammate doesn't exist to him. Poor marking led to Chelsea's dominance in the first half.

Gretar Steinsson (Off 45') - 4
Extremely slow and poor marking led to Sturridge's early goal. Had trouble picking up Mata and Ramires' late runs into the box.

Darren Pratley - 4.5
Contributed his share with some crunching tackles and was booked early for it. He was too cautious after that to go into any challenge whole-heartedly.

Nigel Reo-Coker - 3
Allowed Chelsea too much space in the midfield by backing off whenever David Luiz or Ramires makes a run from deep midfield. Almost non-existent in the first half.

Martin Petrov - 6.5
His set pieces and crosses can trouble any team and Chelsea were his latest victims. Superb cross to set up Boyata's goal.

Ricardo Gardner (Off 73') - 5
Held his own in the Bolton midfield but could have done better tracking the movements of Frank Lampard.

David Ngog (Off 73') - 5.5
Did well playing deeper to get the ball but Ngog was poor going into the final third of the pitch. Had a few chances but wasn't a match for David Luiz and John Terry.

Kevin Davies - 5.5
Muted in the air by David Luiz and John Terry, Davies lacked the speed and guile to get the ball for Bolton up front.

Substitutes

Zat Knight (On 45') - 7
Came on and stabilized the Bolton back line with no-nonsense clearances and astute man-marking.

Chris Eagles (On 73') - 5.5
Came on and rattled the crossbar with a fierce shot.

Tuncay Sanli (On 73') - 5
Hardly had an impact on the game.

Chelsea

Petr Cech - 5.5
Hardly tested throughout the match but could have came out to claim Petrov's cross for Boyata's goal.

Jose Bosingwa (Off 52') - 6.5
Not as effective as his usual marauding self to keep Petrov quiet on his flank. 

John Terry - 7
The Chelsea captain easily dominated Kevin Davies and David Ngog and kept Petr Cech as busy as an ice-cream seller in the North Pole. 

David Luiz - 7
His roaming runs from deep were unmarked and easily an extra weapon for the Chelsea team. Involved in one of the Lampard goals, letting fly a fierce shot that Bogdan dropped.

Ashley Cole - 6.5
Did his part in offence and defence, dominating his left flank throughout. Cole's chemistry with Mata seems growing by the match.

Ramires (Off 56') - 6
Industrious runs from Ramires caught Bolton off-guard but he could have had a couple of goals to his name if not for some poor finishing.

Raul Meireles - 6.5
Easily controlled the tempo of the game with his passing from deeper in the midfield. Hardly gave the ball away throughout the match.

Frank Lampard - 9
The much-maligned midfielder hit back at his critics on the pitch with a hat-trick. Excellent awareness in the penalty box to score all three goals.

Juan Mata (Off 72') - 6
A rather quiet afternoon for Mata on the flanks, but he didn't do much wrong either. Showed that he is becoming more and more integrated into the club.

Didier Drogba - 6.5
Not as sharp as he would like to be. Held the ball up well but if it was the old Drogba, he would have made the lax defence pay, but did well to set up for his teammates instead.

Daniel Sturridge - 8.5
Respectfully refrained from celebrating his goals against his old teammates. Set up a goal and scored two, tormenting the Bolton defence at will. AVB will be glad to have a striker of his caliber at his disposal.

Substitutes:

Branislav Ivanovic (On 52') - 6
A goal-line clearance justified his substitution. Brought more stability in marking Petrov down.

John Obi Mikel (On 56') - 6
Brought on to add more bite to the midfield and did just that.

Nicolas Anelka (On 72') - N/A



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