FootyMAD's Middlesbrough match preview

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History of the Chelsea v Middlesbrough fixture

Chelsea prepare to entertain Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having taken all the points from 36 of the 54 contests.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Stamford Bridge was less than a year ago, in March 2008, the Blues carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 18 OctMiddlesbrough0 - 5ChelseaPREM
2007/2008Sun 30 MarChelsea1-0MiddlesbroughPREM
2007/2008Sat 20 OctMiddlesbrough0 - 2ChelseaPREM
2006/2007Sat 10 FebChelsea3 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2006/2007Wed 23 AugMiddlesbrough2 - 1ChelseaPREM
2005/2006Sat 11 FebMiddlesbrough3 - 0ChelseaPREM
2005/2006Sat 03 DecChelsea1 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM

Recent respective form guides

Chelsea are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Blues in those games, with 5 conceded.

In complete contrast to Chelsea, Middlesbrough are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Boro have hit 4 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Chelsea sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 45 points from their 22 games. Middlesbrough are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 21 points from their 22 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

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 6 home games.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Middlesbrough 6 games since last away draw.