FootyMAD's Sunderland match preview

Last updated : 14 March 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sunderland v Chelsea fixture

Chelsea pack their bags to visit Sunderland at Stadium Of Light on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Blues will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The previous match played between the two at Stadium Of Light was within the last three years, in January 2006, with Chelsea inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the 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:
2007/2008Sat 08 DecChelsea2 - 0SunderlandPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Sunderland are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the The Black Cats in those games, with 5 conceded.

The Blues have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Blues, and 2 goals against.

Sunderland are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 27 points from 29 matches. Chelsea sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 61 points from their 28 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Blues's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Sunderland, believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Sunderland 8 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Chelsea 4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.