Look to Chelsea legend Frank Lampard to light the way

Among the youngsters expected to figure tonight are French defender Kurt Zouma, who joined from St Etienne last season in a £12million deal, Andreas Christensen and Nathan Ake.

Petr Cech is also expected to make his first appearance of the season after being ousted from the first team by Thibaut Courtois, and France striker Loic Remy could figure.

Holland said: ”It is hard to get in to this team. It depends how good you are. If you want to be fighting to win the Champions League and the Premier League, then this is a great club to play at.

”It’s one of the biggest clubs in the world, you’re competing at the business end of all the competitions and the question you have to ask yourself when you come is, are you prepared to come and compete for a place in a team that is going to be challenging for the major honours?

”It’s not easy. If it was easy everybody could do it. But not everybody can do it.”

Whoever makes up Chelsea’s team tonight, Bolton boss Dougie Freedman insists his players ”will not be in awe” of them.

The Trotters have won just once in the Championship this season but Freedman believes they will not be daunted by what awaits them at Stamford Bridge.

”The key is to respect Chelsea, but not be in awe of them,” he said. ”As a player you need to big up yourself a little bit. That’s part of it. You can’t just think you’re a man of the street as if you’ve never played before.

”There are one or two players who know they’ve come up a bit short recently, and have been told.

”It’s a bigger stage. I won’t be losing any sleep about who Jose will be picking – whatever team he picks it will be a strong side.”