FM Preview: Arsenal v Chelsea 21 Apr 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 20th April 2012
The game between Arsenal and Chelsea in the Premier League on 21st April 2012 at 12:45 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Arsenal v Chelsea fixture
Chelsea face a trip to Arsenal at Ashburton Grove at lunchtime on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 84 games played, Blues have recorded 21 wins, and Arsenal have come away with 42 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ashburton Grove was just last season, in December 2010, with Arsenal running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sat 29 Oct||Chelsea||3 - 5||Arsenal||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Mon 27 Dec||Arsenal||3-1||Chelsea||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Sun 03 Oct||Chelsea||2 - 0||Arsenal||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Sun 07 Feb||Chelsea||2 - 0||Arsenal||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Sun 29 Nov||Arsenal||0 - 3||Chelsea||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Sun 10 May||Arsenal||1 - 4||Chelsea||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Sat 18 Apr||Arsenal||1 - 2||Chelsea||F.A. Cup|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
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 15 goals for the Gunners, with 5 goals against.
The Blues have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Blues, and 5 goals against.
Arsenal's total of 64 points from their 34 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.
Chelsea lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 57 from their 33 games so far.
Current overall team form
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
A creditable return from recent away games for Blues could well see them head back from Ashburton Grove with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. No-score draw
|Arsenal||12 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 14 .
|Chelsea||Undefeated in last 4 away games.
9 games since last defeat.
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