FM Preview: Chelsea v Sunderland 14 Jan 2012

Last updated : 13 January 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Chelsea v Sunderland fixture

Sunderland face a trip to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Black Cats will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 35 and win only 9 of the 56 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2010, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-3 winners in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 10 Sep Sunderland 1 - 2 Chelsea Premier League
2010/2011 Tue 01 Feb Sunderland 2 - 4 Chelsea Premier League
2010/2011 Sun 14 Nov Chelsea 0-3 Sunderland Premier League
2009/2010 Sat 16 Jan Chelsea 7 - 2 Sunderland Premier League
2009/2010 Tue 18 Aug Sunderland 1 - 3 Chelsea Premier League
2008/2009 Sun 24 May Sunderland 2 - 3 Chelsea Premier League
2008/2009 Sat 01 Nov Chelsea 5 - 0 Sunderland Premier League

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Recent respective form guides

Chelsea have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Blues in those games, with 7 conceded.

Sunderland have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Black Cats, and 6 goals against.

Chelsea's total of 37 points from their 20 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

Sunderland's 24 points from 20 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Chelsea 6 2 3 1 10 7 9
Sunderland 6 4 1 1 11 5 13

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FootyMad's prediction ...

A creditable return from recent away games for Black Cats 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 Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Sunderland 3 successive away victories.
10 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.

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