FootyMAD's Chelsea match preview

Last updated : 29 November 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Chelsea v Arsenal fixture

Arsenal face a trip to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 79 games played, Gunners have recorded 24 wins, and Chelsea have come away with 27 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2008, the Blues carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Premier League match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sun 23 MarChelsea2 - 1ArsenalPREM
2007/2008Sun 16 DecArsenal1 - 0ChelseaPREM
2006/2007Sun 06 MayArsenal1 - 1ChelseaPREM
2006/2007Sun 25 FebChelsea2 - 1ArsenalLGEC
2006/2007Sun 10 DecChelsea1 - 1ArsenalPREM
2005/2006Sun 18 DecArsenal0 - 2ChelseaPREM
2005/2006Sun 21 AugChelsea1 - 0ArsenalPREM

Recent respective form guides

Chelsea have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The Blues have scored 9 and conceded 2 during this period.

The Gunners have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Gunners, and 7 goals against.

Chelsea are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 33 points from the 14 games played. Arsenal find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 23 points they have accumulated from 14 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

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. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Chelsea Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Arsenal Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.