Chelsea prepare to entertain Reading at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. Of the 8 previous meetings, 4 have been drawn, and 4 won by the Blues.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Stamford Bridge was just last season, in December 2006, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw 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||Wed 15 Aug||Reading||1 - 2||Chelsea||PREM|
|2006/2007||Tue 26 Dec||Chelsea||2-2||Reading||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 14 Oct||Reading||0 - 1||Chelsea||PREM|
|2003/2004||Wed 03 Dec||Reading||0 - 1||Chelsea||LGEC|
|1987/1988||Wed 07 Oct||Chelsea||3 - 2||Reading||LGEC|
|1987/1988||Wed 23 Sep||Reading||3 - 1||Chelsea||LGEC|
|1929/1930||Sat 01 Mar||Reading||3 - 1||Chelsea||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Blues, with 6 goals against.
In complete contrast to Chelsea, Reading are having a torrid time on their travels, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Royals have hit 10 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Chelsea sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 50 points from their 23 games. Reading find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 22 points from their 23 matches.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
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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
|Chelsea||Won 4 successive home games.|
5 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 8 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
|Reading||Not won in previous 10 away matches.|
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 7 most recent games.