History of the Chelsea v Arsenal fixture
Arsenal face a trip to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 83 games played, Gunners have recorded 26 wins, and Chelsea have come away with 29 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Stamford Bridge was just last season, in October 2011, as the visitors ran out cosy 3-5 winners in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2012/2013||Sat 29 Sep||Arsenal||1 - 2||Chelsea||Premier League|
|2011/2012||Sat 21 Apr||Arsenal||0 - 0||Chelsea||Premier League|
|2011/2012||Sat 29 Oct||Chelsea||3-5||Arsenal||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Mon 27 Dec||Arsenal||3 - 1||Chelsea||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Sun 03 Oct||Chelsea||2 - 0||Arsenal||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Sun 07 Feb||Chelsea||2 - 0||Arsenal||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Sun 29 Nov||Arsenal||0 - 3||Chelsea||Premier League|
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Recent respective form guides
Chelsea are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 16 goals for the Blues, with 6 goals against.
Arsenal have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Gunners, and 7 goals against.
Chelsea's total of 42 points from their 22 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.
Arsenal lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 34 from their 21 games so far.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
A creditable return from recent away games for Gunners could well see them head back from Stamford Bridge with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. No-score draw
|Chelsea||Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
|Arsenal||Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
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