Chelsea ended their worst Barclays Premier League run for more than a decade after grinding out a 1-0 win against Bolton.
Florent Malouda scored his first league goal for more than two months to send the faltering champions back into the top four and ease the pressure on manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Didier Drogba also hit the post but was forced to clear off the line as Bolton had enough chances to snatch a point.
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