FootyMAD's Chelsea match preview

Last updated : 06 February 2010 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 80 games played, Gunners have recorded 25 wins, and Chelsea have come away with 27 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2008, with Arsenal inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Blues 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:
2009/2010Sun 29 NovArsenal0 - 3ChelseaPREM
2008/2009Sun 10 MayArsenal1 - 4ChelseaPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. In this time, Blues have rattled up an impressive 22 goals, and conceded 7.

The Gunners 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 10 goals for the Gunners, and 7 goals against.

Chelsea are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 55 points from the 24 games played. Arsenal's total of 49 points from their 24 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Chelsea is likely to be a very close encounter, but one that the Madmen sees going the way of the home team. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Chelsea Won 5 successive home games.
6 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 12 matches.
Arsenal Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.