FootyMAD's Sunderland match preview

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History of the Chelsea v Sunderland fixture

Chelsea are ready to welcome Sunderland to Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Blues are clearly on top, having won 32 and lost only 8 of the 52 games.

The previous match played between the two at Stamford Bridge was within the last three years, in September 2005, with Chelsea running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sun 15 JanSunderland1 - 2ChelseaPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Chelsea are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Blues, with 4 goals against.

In complete contrast to Chelsea, Sunderland are having a torrid time on their travels, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the The Black Cats have hit 6 goals, 17 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Chelsea sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 31 points from their 15 games. Sunderland find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 13 points from their 15 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
Chelsea Unbeaten in the last 44 home games.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Sunderland Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 9 away matches.