FootyMAD's Reading match preview

Last updated : 29 January 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Chelsea v Reading fixture

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:
2007/2008Wed 15 AugReading1 - 2ChelseaPREM
2006/2007Tue 26 DecChelsea2-2ReadingPREM
2006/2007Sat 14 OctReading0 - 1ChelseaPREM
2003/2004Wed 03 DecReading0 - 1ChelseaLGEC
1987/1988Wed 07 OctChelsea3 - 2ReadingLGEC
1987/1988Wed 23 SepReading3 - 1ChelseaLGEC
1929/1930Sat 01 MarReading3 - 1ChelseaCHMP

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

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 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.