The Trotters have lost the last eight straight to Chelsea at the Reebok and have scored a grand total of no goals in that stretch. Add that to Bolton's growing injury list and this doesn't sound at all like a promising fixture. However, in their last five away Premier League matches, Chelsea have won just once with the stretch including three losses. Bolton may just stand a chance.
With five straight losses this season, five straight home losses, and having taken zero points from 10 of their last 11 matches, Bolton aren't exactly confidence inspiring. Our very, very poor run of form can't last forever though and Coyle knows that as he hopes to inspire both the team and the fans:
"We know that Chelsea are an outstanding team, but we also know that we are at the Reebok where we had a tremendous record last season. We want to get that back again and if we play well then it's a game we can win.
"The fans have been brilliant, I've got to say that. What we need to do, as a team and staff, is give them something to shout about because they have backed the players to the hilt.
"We recognise that it is a tough game and that after the weekend we will have played five of the teams that will finish in the top six. But again, we have a good team and good players and we have to be positive.
"If we come out of the game sitting on six points after a run like that then we would be content, without doing somersaults. We have to look to get a result on Sunday and then kick-on from there.
"We'll soon start picking up points and start moving up the league. The bottom line is that if you win games then it rectifies everything."
Bolton will find a tough game with them missing the likes of Ivan Klasnic, David Wheater, Gael Kakuta, Stuart Holden, and (very possibly) Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Chelsea don't have Fernando Torres with them as he's suspended following an awful two-footed tackle but the blues have plenty of attacking options as Didier Drogba, Nicolas Anelka, and Daniel Sturridge are all very likely to see time.