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History of the Arsenal v Chelsea fixture

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:
2006/2007Sun 25 FebChelsea2 - 1ArsenalLGEC
2006/2007Sun 10 DecChelsea1 - 1ArsenalPREM
2005/2006Sun 18 DecArsenal0 - 2ChelseaPREM
2005/2006Sun 21 AugChelsea1 - 0ArsenalPREM
2005/2006Sun 07 AugChelsea2 - 1ArsenalSHLD
2004/2005Wed 20 AprChelsea0 - 0ArsenalPREM
2004/2005Sun 12 DecArsenal2 - 2ChelseaPREM

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.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Arsenal632110611
Chelsea63219511

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

Sequence statistics:
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.