Bolton Wanderers 0-4 Chelsea
Beaten in their last two away games, there was no chance of the west Londoners suffering a third against the hosts, who had Jlloyd Samuel sent off.
It was hard enough for
Frank Lampard’s penalty in first-half injury-time set up this win, with the key moment being Samuel’s red card for the trip on Didier Drogba which conceded the spot-kick.
The hosts had Chris Basham in for his first start of the season as
Tamir Cohen’s header over from Lee Chung-Yong’s free-kick was
Drogba headed just over from a Nicolas Anelka cross, then Jaaskelainen touched over another effort from the big striker before saving from Anelka.
Michael Essien flashed an angled effort just wide, before Drogba got clear and was only halted by Jaaskelainen’s outstretched boot.
The visitors had a 30th-minute Branislav Ivanovic strike ruled out by a linesman’s flag – Michael Ballack was adjudged to be offside.
Gary Megson made two half-time changes, sending on Ricardo Gardner and Paul Robinson for Basham and Lee.
Cohen lashed a free-kick over after John Terry had bodychecked Gardner in full flow, then Cohen was too slow to react to a fine Davies knockdown and Essien produced a remarkable saving tackle a yard out.
Drogba was booed every time he touched the ball by
Jaaskelainen made fine saves twice at the feat of the Ivory Coast star, and then from an Anelka effort before Lampard crossed an 18-yard effort against the bar.
Robinson was booked for a foul on Ivanovic before Jaaskelainen beat away a fierce Anelka drive after the former
Anelka was the architect, streaming down the left before angling his pass for Deco to sidestep Paul Robinson’s lunging tackle to clip the ball into the net.
Paulo Ferreira was booked late on, but