Chelsea face a trip to Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 38 games played, Blues have recorded 14 wins, and Portsmouth have come away with 15 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2007, 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:|
|2007/2008||Sat 25 Aug||Chelsea||1 - 0||Portsmouth||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 03 Mar||Portsmouth||0 - 2||Chelsea||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 21 Oct||Chelsea||2 - 1||Portsmouth||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 25 Feb||Chelsea||2 - 0||Portsmouth||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 26 Nov||Portsmouth||0 - 2||Chelsea||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sat 22 Jan||Chelsea||3 - 0||Portsmouth||PREM|
|2004/2005||Tue 28 Dec||Portsmouth||0 - 2||Chelsea||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Portsmouth are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 5 to 4.
The away form of Chelsea however, is much more impressive, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. Just 7 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 3 have been let in at the wrong end.
Portsmouth's 37 points from 24 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Chelsea sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 53 points from their 24 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Chelsea are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Portsmouth. Away win
|Portsmouth||No sequences of note|
|Chelsea||5 successive away victories.|
9 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 9 matches.
Last drawn game 10 outings ago.