FootyMAD's Sunderland match preview

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History of the Sunderland v Chelsea fixture

Chelsea pack their bags to visit Sunderland at Stadium Of Light on Sunday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Blues will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 30 and win only 12 of the 51 games.

The previous match played between the two at Stadium Of Light was within the last three years, in April 2003, with Chelsea inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Black Cats in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 10 SepChelsea2 - 0SunderlandPREM
2002/2003Sat 05 AprSunderland1 - 2ChelseaPREM
2002/2003Sat 30 NovChelsea3 - 0SunderlandPREM
2001/2002Sat 16 MarChelsea4 - 0SunderlandPREM
2001/2002Sun 09 DecSunderland0 - 0ChelseaPREM
2000/2001Sat 17 MarChelsea2 - 4SunderlandPREM
2000/2001Sat 14 OctSunderland1 - 0ChelseaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Sunderland's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Black Cats have scored 4, a worringly large 7 have been leaked at the other end.

Chelsea's away form is none too clever either, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. The Blues have managed to tuck away 10 goals in this period, and concede just the 2.

Sunderland find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 20 games have yielded only 6 points. Chelsea are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 58 points from the 21 games played.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sunderland6114684
Chelsea660013418

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 Sunderland. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Sunderland Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Chelsea 5 successive away victories.
8 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 7 matches.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.