FootyMAD's Chelsea match preview

Last updated : 15 January 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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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 The Black Cats will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 34 and win only 8 of the 54 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2008, with Chelsea annihilating their visitors 5 - 0 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:
2009/2010Tue 18 AugSunderland1 - 3ChelseaPREM
2008/2009Sun 24 MaySunderland2 - 3ChelseaPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Chelsea are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, In this time, Blues have rattled up an impressive 18 goals, and conceded 7.

In complete contrast to Chelsea, Sunderland are having a torrid time on their travels, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the The Black Cats have hit 6 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Chelsea are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 45 points from the 20 games played. Sunderland see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 23 points from their 20 games played so far,

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

The Black Cats are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Chelsea. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Chelsea Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 7 matches.
Sunderland Not won in previous 9 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.