FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview

Last updated : 24 August 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Chelsea v Portsmouth fixture

Chelsea prepare to entertain Portsmouth at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 36 games played, Blues have recorded 16 wins, and Portsmouth have come away with 6 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Stamford Bridge was less than a year ago, in October 2006, 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:
2006/2007Sat 03 MarPortsmouth0 - 2ChelseaPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Blues in those games, with 5 conceded.

The away form of Portsmouth is pretty dire, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. While the Pompey have hit 5 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Chelsea sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 7 points from their 3 games. Portsmouth find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 5 points they have accumulated from 3 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Portsmouth is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Blues in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Chelsea Unbeaten in the last 35 home games.
Unbeaten run of 8 matches.
Portsmouth Not won in previous 11 away matches.
5 games since last defeat.