FootyMAD's Manchester City match preview

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History of the Chelsea v Manchester City fixture

Chelsea prepare to entertain Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 64 games played, Blues have recorded 31 wins, and Man. City have come away with 13 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Stamford Bridge was just last season, in August 2006, with Chelsea running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Wed 14 MarMan. City0 - 1ChelseaPREM
2006/2007Sun 20 AugChelsea3-0Man. CityPREM
2005/2006Sat 25 MarChelsea2 - 0Man. CityPREM
2005/2006Wed 28 DecMan. City0 - 1ChelseaPREM
2004/2005Sun 06 FebChelsea0 - 0Man. CityPREM
2004/2005Sat 16 OctMan. City1 - 0ChelseaPREM
2003/2004Sat 28 FebMan. City0 - 1ChelseaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. These games have seen the Blues score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 3.

Man. City have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Chelsea's 18 points from 10 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position. Man. City sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 22 points from their 10 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Chelsea651011116
Man. City651012516

FootyMad's prediction ...

This is certainly an intriguing match for the Blues, and one in which the FootyMad team are tentatively suggesting a drawn game. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Chelsea Unbeaten in the last 40 home games.
Won their latest 4 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Man. City Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.