FootyMAD's Chelsea match preview

Last updated : 20 February 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Chelsea v Arsenal fixture

Arsenal face a trip to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge at lunchtime on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 74 games played, Gunners have recorded 23 wins, and Chelsea have come away with 26 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2003, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 3 winners in a F.A. Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sun 15 FebArsenal2 - 1ChelseaFAC
2003/2004Sat 18 OctArsenal2 - 1ChelseaPREM
2002/2003Tue 25 MarChelsea1 - 3ArsenalFAC
2002/2003Sat 08 MarArsenal2 - 2ChelseaFAC
2002/2003Wed 01 JanArsenal3 - 2ChelseaPREM
2002/2003Sun 01 SepChelsea1 - 1ArsenalPREM
2001/2002Sat 04 MayChelsea0 - 2ArsenalFAC

Recent respective form guides

Chelsea have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Blues in those games, with 3 conceded.

The Gunners have had a decent run of form away from home recently, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. Those games have seen the Gunners pummel 12 goals, and let in 5.

Chelsea sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 55 points from their 25 games. Arsenal are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 61 points from the 25 games played.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Arsenal are in smashing form away from home at present, and Footymad sees this carrying them to a narrow victory at Chelsea. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Chelsea Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Arsenal 4 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 10 outings ago.