Chelsea finally got a win through a controversial goal scored by Florent Malouda. It was Michael Essien releasing Didier Drogba – clearly in an offside position when he does. The flag stays down as Drogba races off down the right with the Bolton defenders trying to catch up – the Cote D’Ivoirian centers the ball and finds Florent Maloda arriving at the far post to sweep it home.
It was not pretty but Chelsea can hardly complain. With this win they are just two points behind Arsenal and four points adrift of Man Utd and City. They face a deteriorating Villa side at home on Sunday. While the Gunners take on tough at home Birmingham. The race continues to tighten.