Chelsea face a trip to Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Blues will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 40 and win only 19 of the 79 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2005, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a Premiership match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sun 25 Feb||Chelsea||2 - 1||Arsenal||LGEC|
|2006/2007||Sun 10 Dec||Chelsea||1 - 1||Arsenal||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sun 18 Dec||Arsenal||0 - 2||Chelsea||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sun 21 Aug||Chelsea||1 - 0||Arsenal||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sun 07 Aug||Chelsea||2 - 1||Arsenal||SHLD|
|2004/2005||Wed 20 Apr||Chelsea||0 - 0||Arsenal||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sun 12 Dec||Arsenal||2 - 2||Chelsea||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Arsenal have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Gunners in those games, with 6 conceded.
Chelsea's away form is equally impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Blues, and 6 goals against.
Arsenal sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 66 points from their 36 games. Chelsea sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 80 points from their 35 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Chelsea are certainly at their peak on the road, though your FootyMad panel sees this as a stern test, and one from which they may have to settle for a draw. Score draw
|Arsenal||Won 3 successive home games.|
5 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
|Chelsea||Not won in previous 2 away matches.|
No win in the 2 most recent games.