I doubt that he has enjoyed as quiet a game as today in a long, long time. Will be thankful for the rest.
Showed a striker’s instinct in the box, with Chelsea’s opener entirely down to his drive and forward impetus. Still prone to giving the ball away at key times though will be thankful of the clean sheet
Seemed to be well acquainted with the threats his former teammates had to offer though in truth was rarely threatened.
Rarely beaten though perhaps did not test Bolton's reluctance to attack by bombing forward enough himself.
A typical display. Defensively sound and keen to join in attacking-wise. Blues fans will be hoping that any rift with the manager can be put to one side.
A robust and willing display that showed he should clearly be a mainstay in the Chelsea midfield. Initiated a lot of Chelsea moves while also staying full responsibility for his defensive duties. Put the cherry on top with the third goal.
Unusually subdued by his standards though provided the odd spark here and there and got the assist for Lampard's finisher
Anonymous for large spells though full of the running he usually brings. Did little in terms of creative output.
It’s difficult to see him getting the time as a center forward that hes so desperately clamoring for, mainly because of his effectiveness cutting in from the flank. Faded a little in the second after which was unusual, as Chelsea seemed to grow in confidence.
Looked sharp up front with an array of neat turns and awkward-to-defend muscle up front. Brought Sturridge and Mata into the game and effectively won the game for his team with a textbook Drogba header.
Little he could do for the goals but made a few key stops to deny Sturridge in the first half.
Managed to subdue Mata but will have to take some accountability for his side's heavy defeat.
Given the runaround by Sturridge early on but grew in stature as the game developed.
The hulking figure of Didier Drogba has never going to be a comforting welcome to the Premier League but he acquitted himself well. Chelsea's unrelenting pressure meant he was never going to enjoy a comfortable game.
Marshal led Tim Ream through the game reasonably well though he made a hash of a clearance which led to David Luiz's opener.
Booked for diving in the first half after an incident where a penalty could have easily been awarded.
Afforded scant opportunity to attack though when he did, seemed to be his side's most threatening outlet with some decent surges down the left.
Had an excellent chance to draw his team level within seconds of Chelsea opening the scoring though drove wide. Was over-run for large chunks of the game.
Dwarfed by Didier Drogba for Chelsea's second goal, which effectively sealed his team's fate. Struggled to impose himself.
Stuck on the right flank as Bolton attempted to outnumber the home side in the middle. Was a game where he offered more in endeavor than in output.