Hard work on the training pitch inspires win, claims Terry

Chelsea had a week to prepare for the match on Monday against Bolton, which the coaching staff and squad took full advantage of. A delighted John Terry mentioned all of the work that went on the training pitch during the week as a key factor in the huge win at Bolton. Terry then went on to highlight Didier Drogba’s opening goal as inspirational and another huge key factor for the win.

All of the hard work on the training pitch obviously paid off as Chelsea went on to win 4-0 at Bolton on Monday, their first away win in almost three months and their biggest margin of victory since September.

Chelsea’s defence kept an eighth successive clean sheet in Bolton, where Terry played fantastically.

‘The manager highlighted in the week that it is a long time since we won away from home and Bolton is probably one of the toughest places we are going to come to all season,’ Terry said yesterday. ‘They are a really good side, high in the table and not too many points off us, and it was a really good performance all over the field.

‘A lot of that is down to the attention to detail from the manager. He wanted us to press a little bit more than we have been doing which we did and stopped Bolton playing. When they do get time on the ball to put deliveries into the box, with Kevin Davies and Johan Elmander they can cause anybody problems.

‘Didier got us off to a great start with probably the best goal of the season so far,’

‘We were saying to him in the week to shoot more which he did in this game and he was brilliant.

‘He has taken a bit of stick, as we all have in the last few months, but we have stayed together and he is more than capable of more goals like that.’

Drogba’s 30-yard screamer was then followed up by goals from Florent Malouda and Nicolas Anelka, and then from Ramires which was his first goal for the club.

‘The lads were just delighted for him because it was his first goal for the club. It was a good finish and he has settled in really well. He is still struggling with the language a little but he’s a good lad, he is working really well and he has found his feet now and hopefully he can keep scoring.

‘It is important that the team can go on a nice run and hopefully the boys up front can keep scoring and we can keep clean sheets.

‘I don’t think we have ever been out of the title race. We have not been in the best of form but we never give up and when we play like that, nobody can write us off.

‘Man United are playing well at the moment and getting the right results but we have still got to play them twice and if we can win both of those games we are right back in it.’

Watch out Man United, because Chelsea are only 10 points away and with their new found form, you better be worried!

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