FootyMAD's Fulham match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 22nd September 2006
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Fulham and Chelsea at 15:00 on Saturday 23rd September 2006 in the Premiership.
Chelsea face a trip to Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon, looking to further improve upon a decent past record there. So far, the Blues have winning an impressive 18 games, and losing 7.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2006, the Cottagers carving out a narrow 1 - 0 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:|
|2005/2006||Sun 19 Mar||Fulham||1 - 0||Chelsea||PREM|
|2005/2006||Mon 26 Dec||Chelsea||3 - 2||Fulham||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sat 23 Apr||Chelsea||3 - 1||Fulham||PREM|
|2004/2005||Tue 30 Nov||Fulham||1 - 2||Chelsea||LGEC|
|2004/2005||Sat 13 Nov||Fulham||1 - 4||Chelsea||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sat 20 Mar||Chelsea||2 - 1||Fulham||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sat 20 Dec||Fulham||0 - 1||Chelsea||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Fulham have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These games have seen the Cottagers score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 4.
Chelsea have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Blues's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 5 goals for and 4 against.
Fulham's 8 points from 5 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position. Chelsea sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 12 points from their 5 games.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
The away form of the Blues has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Fulham. Away win
|Fulham||Not won in the 2 most recent games.|
|Chelsea||6 games since last away draw.|
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 15 outings ago.