FM Preview: Chelsea v Arsenal 19 Jan 2013

Last updated : 18 January 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview 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

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

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

Team P W D L F A P
Chelsea 6 3 1 2 13 7 10
Arsenal 6 3 2 1 12 8 11

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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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
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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