FootyMAD's Southampton match preview

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History of the Southampton v Chelsea fixture

Chelsea face a trip to Southampton at St. Marys at tea-time on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 42 games played, Blues have recorded 14 wins, and Southampton have come away with 15 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2003, with Chelsea inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Saints in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 28 AugChelsea2 - 1SouthamptonPREM
2003/2004Sat 01 MayChelsea4 - 0SouthamptonPREM
2003/2004Sat 22 NovSouthampton0 - 1ChelseaPREM
2002/2003Thu 26 DecChelsea0 - 0SouthamptonPREM
2002/2003Wed 28 AugSouthampton1 - 1ChelseaPREM
2001/2002Tue 01 JanChelsea2 - 4SouthamptonPREM
2001/2002Sat 25 AugSouthampton0 - 2ChelseaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Southampton have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The Saints's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

The away form of Chelsea however, is much more impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Blues, and 3 goals against.

Southampton are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 27 points from 30 matches. Chelsea are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 77 points from the 30 games played.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Blues have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from St. Marys with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Southampton Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Chelsea 10 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 5 matches.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.