FootyMAD's Derby County match preview

Last updated : 23 November 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Derby County v Chelsea fixture

Chelsea travel to take on Derby County at Pride Park at tea-time on Saturday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Blues will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The last time the two teams met at Derby County was back in October 2001, over five years ago, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2001/2002Sat 30 MarChelsea2 - 1Derby CountyPREM
2001/2002Sun 28 OctDerby County1 - 1ChelseaPREM
2000/2001Sat 07 AprDerby County0 - 4ChelseaPREM
2000/2001Sat 09 DecChelsea4 - 1Derby CountyPREM
1999/2000Sun 14 MayChelsea4 - 0Derby CountyPREM
1999/2000Sat 30 OctDerby County3 - 1ChelseaPREM
1998/1999Sun 16 MayChelsea2 - 1Derby CountyPREM

Recent respective form guides

Derby County's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Rams have scored 5, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.

Chelsea's away form is none too clever either, remaining unbeaten in their last six, winning five and drawing the one. Those games have seen the Blues pummel 11 goals, and let in 1.

Derby County find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 13 games have yielded only 6 points. Chelsea sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 25 points from their 13 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Chelsea are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Derby County. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Derby County Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 7 most recent games.
Chelsea Undefeated in last 6 away games.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.