Chelsea are ready to welcome Birmingham City to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Blues are clearly on top, having won 24 and lost only 9 of the 45 games.
The previous match played between the two at Stamford Bridge was within the last three years, in August 2007, as the Blues squeezed past their rivals by a scoreline of 3-2 in a Premier League match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2009/2010||Sat 26 Dec||Birmingham C.||0 - 0||Chelsea||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 19 Jan||Birmingham C.||0 - 1||Chelsea||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sun 12 Aug||Chelsea||3-2||Birmingham C.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 01 Apr||Birmingham C.||0 - 0||Chelsea||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 31 Dec||Chelsea||2 - 0||Birmingham C.||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sat 09 Apr||Chelsea||1 - 1||Birmingham C.||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sun 30 Jan||Chelsea||2 - 0||Birmingham C.||FAC|
Recent respective form guides
Chelsea are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, In this time, Blues have rattled up an impressive 21 goals, and conceded 9.
Birmingham C.'s away form is equally impressive, with an unbeaten run in the last six, four of them victories. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Blues, and 2 goals against.
Chelsea's total of 48 points from their 21 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League. Birmingham C. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 33 from their 21 games so far.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Blues are in a rich vein of form at home as of late, but the one that FootyMad has marked this down as one of their banker draws, taking into account the quality of the opposition. Score draw
|Chelsea||Won 4 successive home games.|
5 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 4 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
|Birmingham C.||Undefeated in last 7 away games.|
16 games since last defeat.