FootyMAD's Derby County match preview

Last updated : 11 March 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Chelsea v Derby County fixture

Chelsea play host to Derby County at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 50 games played, Blues have recorded 22 wins, and Derby County have come away with 11 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Chelsea was back in March 2002, over five years ago, the Blues carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 24 NovDerby County0 - 2ChelseaPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Blues, with 2 goals against.

In complete contrast to Chelsea, Derby County are having a torrid time on their travels, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Rams have hit 5 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Chelsea sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 58 points from their 27 games. Derby County find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 28 games have yielded only 10 points.

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

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

Its good news for Chelsea fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Blues. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Chelsea Unbeaten in the last 51 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Derby County Not won in previous 15 away matches.
No win in the 25 most recent games.