FM Preview: Chelsea v Southampton 15 Dec 2012

Last updated : 14 December 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Chelsea v Southampton fixture

Chelsea play host to Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 44 games played, Blues have recorded 20 wins, and Southampton have come away with 12 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Chelsea was back in August 2004, over five years ago, the Blues carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Premiership match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2004/2005 Sat 02 Apr Southampton 1 - 3 Chelsea Premiership
2004/2005 Sat 28 Aug Chelsea 2-1 Southampton Premiership
2003/2004 Sat 01 May Chelsea 4 - 0 Southampton Premiership
2003/2004 Sat 22 Nov Southampton 0 - 1 Chelsea Premiership
2002/2003 Thu 26 Dec Chelsea 0 - 0 Southampton Premiership
2002/2003 Wed 28 Aug Southampton 1 - 1 Chelsea Premiership
2001/2002 Tue 01 Jan Chelsea 2 - 4 Southampton Premiership

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Recent respective form guides

Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 15 goals for the Blues, with 8 goals against.

The away form of Southampton is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Saints have hit 5 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Chelsea's total of 29 points from their 16 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

Southampton find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 15 points from their 16 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Chelsea 6 2 2 2 10 8 8
Southampton 6 3 2 1 8 4 11

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FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Southampton is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Blues in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Chelsea Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Southampton 18 games since last away draw.

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