FootyMAD's Chelsea match preview

Last updated : 09 May 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Arsenal v Chelsea fixture

Arsenal prepare to entertain Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Gunners are clearly on top, having won 41 and lost only 19 of the 81 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Emirates Stadium was just last season, in December 2007, the Gunners carving out a narrow 1-0 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:
2008/2009Sat 18 AprArsenal1 - 2ChelseaFAC
2008/2009Sun 30 NovChelsea1 - 2ArsenalPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Gunners, with 4 goals against.

The Blues have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Blues, and 9 goals against.

Arsenal sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 68 points from their 35 games. Chelsea sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 74 points from their 35 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Arsenal are performing very well at home, but your FootyMad panel reckons that the overall quality of Chelsea will prove too much for the homesters. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal 9 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Chelsea Undefeated in last 5 away games.
11 games since last defeat.