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
|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
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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
|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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