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History of the Portsmouth v Chelsea fixture

Chelsea face a trip to Portsmouth at Fratton Park at tea-time on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 37 games played, Blues have recorded 13 wins, and Portsmouth have come away with 15 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2005, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 21 OctChelsea2 - 1PortsmouthPREM
2005/2006Sat 25 FebChelsea2 - 0PortsmouthPREM
2005/2006Sat 26 NovPortsmouth0 - 2ChelseaPREM
2004/2005Sat 22 JanChelsea3 - 0PortsmouthPREM
2004/2005Tue 28 DecPortsmouth0 - 2ChelseaPREM
2003/2004Wed 11 FebPortsmouth0 - 2ChelseaPREM
2003/2004Sun 28 DecChelsea3 - 0PortsmouthPREM

Recent respective form guides

Portsmouth have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Pompey in those games, with 5 conceded.

Chelsea have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Portsmouth's 41 points from 28 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position. Chelsea sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 60 points from their 27 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Portsmouth6114384
Chelsea651014216

FootyMad's prediction ...

Chelsea are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Portsmouth Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Chelsea 9 games since last defeat.