FootyMAD's Chelsea match preview

Last updated : 23 May 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sunderland v Chelsea fixture

Sunderland prepare to entertain Chelsea at The Stadium of Light on Sunday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The The Black Cats are clearly on top, winning 56.60% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at The Stadium of Light was just last season, in March 2008, with Chelsea inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the The Black Cats 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 01 NovChelsea5 - 0SunderlandPREM
2007/2008Sat 15 MarSunderland0-1ChelseaPREM
2007/2008Sat 08 DecChelsea2 - 0SunderlandPREM
2005/2006Sun 15 JanSunderland1 - 2ChelseaPREM
2005/2006Sat 10 SepChelsea2 - 0SunderlandPREM
2002/2003Sat 05 AprSunderland1 - 2ChelseaPREM
2002/2003Sat 30 NovChelsea3 - 0SunderlandPREM

Recent respective form guides

Sunderland have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The The Black Cats's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.

The away form of Chelsea however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The Blues have managed to tuck away 10 goals in this period, and concede just the 3.

Sunderland are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 36 points from 37 matches. Chelsea sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 80 points from their 37 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the The Black Cats of late, and things are not going to improve with the visit of Chelsea, who one believes will win this game handsomely. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Sunderland 5 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Chelsea Undefeated in last 6 away games.
13 games since last defeat.