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History of the Chelsea v Arsenal fixture

Chelsea prepare to entertain Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 75 games played, Blues have recorded 25 wins, and Arsenal have come away with 24 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Stamford Bridge was just last season, in March 2004, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Champions League match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sun 12 DecArsenal2 - 2ChelseaPREM
2003/2004Tue 06 AprArsenal1 - 2ChelseaCHMP
2003/2004Wed 24 MarChelsea1-1ArsenalCHMP
2003/2004Sat 21 FebChelsea1 - 2ArsenalPREM
2003/2004Sun 15 FebArsenal2 - 1ChelseaFAC
2003/2004Sat 18 OctArsenal2 - 1ChelseaPREM
2002/2003Tue 25 MarChelsea1 - 3ArsenalFAC

Recent respective form guides

Chelsea are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Blues, with 6 goals against.

The Gunners have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The Gunners's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 5 goals for and 4 against.

Chelsea are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 81 points from the 32 games played. Arsenal sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 70 points from their 32 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Chelsea are starting to turn Stamford Bridge into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occassion. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Chelsea Unbeaten in the last 35 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Arsenal 3 successive away victories.
4 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 7 matches.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.