FM Preview: Chelsea v Sunderland 14 Jan 2012

Footymad preview History of the Chelsea v Sunderland fixture

Chelsea prepare to entertain Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Blues are clearly on top, having won 35 and lost only 9 of the 56 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Stamford Bridge 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 ...

Your number one FootyMad panel have studied this game long and hard, and cannot separate the two. A draw for the Blues. 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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