FM Preview: Swansea City v Chelsea 31 Jan 2012

Footymad preview History of the Swansea City v Chelsea fixture

Chelsea travel to take on Swansea City at Liberty Stadium on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 9 games played, Blues have recorded 2 wins, and Swansea City have come away with 4 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Swansea City was way back in the black-and-white days of November 1983, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-3 winners in a Second Division match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 24 Sep Chelsea 4 - 1 Swansea City Premier League
1983/1984 Tue 06 Dec Chelsea 6 - 1 Swansea City Second Division
1983/1984 Tue 22 Nov Swansea City 1-3 Chelsea Second Division
1980/1981 Sat 25 Apr Swansea City 3 - 0 Chelsea Second Division
1980/1981 Sat 06 Dec Chelsea 0 - 0 Swansea City Second Division
1979/1980 Sat 26 Apr Swansea City 1 - 1 Chelsea Second Division
1979/1980 Sat 15 Dec Chelsea 3 - 0 Swansea City Second Division

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Recent respective form guides

Swansea City have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 5.

The away form of Chelsea however, is much more impressive, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Blues, and 5 goals against.

Swansea City see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 26 points from their 22 games played so far,

Chelsea's total of 41 points from their 22 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Swansea City 6 3 1 2 11 9 10
Chelsea 6 4 1 1 9 4 13

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Blues's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Swansea City, believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Swansea City Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Chelsea Undefeated in last 6 away games.
6 games since last defeat.

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