Bolton Wanderers boss Owen Coyle remains confident he can turn things around at the Reebok Stadium.

The Trotters were hit by a first-half blitz from Chelsea at the weekend, and fell to a 5-1 defeat at the hands of Andre Villas-Boas' side after a hat-trick from Frank Lampard and double from last season's loanee Daniel Sturridge.

Coyle's side have now lost six on the spin in the Barclays Premier League following an open day victory against QPR, although matches against five of last season's top six has not made life easy for the former Burnley boss.

"We knew from the outset of the season that it was certainly a horrendous fixture list in terms of playing five of the teams that will finish in the top six, and we have come out of those games with no points," said the Bolton boss.

"But we have to pick ourselves up - we are now going into a group of games that I certainly believe we can win points from and start to move up the league.


"You have to take your disappointments and the smacks in the teeth that come your way. I had a career of that as a player and if I get a bit of it now as a manager, then so be it."

After the international break, Coyle's side face some big matches against Wigan, Sunderland and Swansea.

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