FootyMAD's Stoke City match preview

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History of the Chelsea v Stoke City fixture

Chelsea play host to Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 37 games played, Blues have recorded 18 wins, and Stoke City have come away with 8 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Chelsea was more than a decade ago, in October 1995, with Stoke City inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Blues in a League Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 27 SepStoke City0 - 2ChelseaPREM
2002/2003Sun 16 FebStoke City0 - 2ChelseaFAC
1995/1996Wed 04 OctChelsea0-1Stoke CityLGEC
1995/1996Wed 20 SepStoke City0 - 0ChelseaLGEC
1988/1989Mon 01 MayChelsea2 - 1Stoke CityCHMP
1988/1989Sat 03 DecStoke City0 - 3ChelseaCHMP
1984/1985Sat 11 MayStoke City0 - 1ChelseaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Chelsea have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 5.

The away form of Stoke City is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Potters have conceded 14 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Chelsea sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 42 points from their 21 games. Stoke City are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 21 points from 21 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Though Chelsea are not exactly setting the world alight at Stamford Bridge in recent games, I can confidently predict that they will easily sweep aside the opposition put before them. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Chelsea Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Stoke City Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 10 away matches.
No win in the 9 most recent games.