Chelsea confirmed their return to form with a ruthless 4-0 win over Bolton Wanderers on Monday to keep a foothold in the Premier League title race.
If ever there was a fixture for Chelsea to guarantee a win it is away to Bolton and they clinched their eighth successive victory at the Reebok Stadium with a stunning strike by Didier Drogba and goals by 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 on Tuesday, top on 48.
Bolton have taken one point from their last five matches and slipped to 10th.