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10 Things You NEED To Know Bolton vs Chelsea

Ashley Cole made 8 interceptions for Chelsea against Swansea last weekend, more than any player has in a single game so far this season

The England left back has been in superb form this season and is currently ranked 17th on the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index having moved up 16 places after last weekend. Cole has also won 24 tackles this season, second behind Wigan’s Maynor Figueroa and 89% of all he has attempted.

Cole has also covered more ground this season than any other Chelsea player, covering 68.1km / 42.32 miles

Chelsea has 3 of the top 5 tacklers in the Premier League. Alongside Cole John Terry is ranked 4th and Mikel 5th having both won 19 tackles this season

Ramires showed his goal scoring credentials netting twice against Swansea. The Portugese midfielder had 6 attempts on target on Saturday with 4 hitting the target and 2 goals. In his previous 5 appearances for Chelsea he had only had 8 attempts at goal, getting 3 on target.

Ramires also covered more ground than any other Chelsea player against Swansea, with 12.32km (7.66 miles)

Bolton’s Gary Cahill continues to be linked with a host of top European clubs this season, with Barcelona the latest to be linked with a January swoop. The defender is ranked 112th in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index and is the 3rd highest Bolton player after Ivan Klasnic (ranked 31st) Martin Petrov (ranked 59th).

However, Cahill is currently a part of the Premier League’s worst defence, with Bolton conceding more goals than any other this season (16)

This is in spite of Bolton having two of the top 20 players for tackles won in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index with Nigel Reo Coker having won 18 tackles (86% of those attempted) and Paul Robinson 16 (94% of those attempted)
Gretar Rafn Steinsson is also joint 10th for shots blocked with 6

Nigel Reo-Coker has covered more ground than any other Bolton player this season, covering 62.86km / 39.04 miles. While Darren Pratley celebrated his first start of the season by covering more ground than any other player against Arsenal, with 11.48km / 7.13 miles with an average speed of 5.45 miles per hour

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