FootyMAD's Sunderland match preview

Last updated : 31 October 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Chelsea v Sunderland fixture

Chelsea prepare to entertain Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Blues are clearly on top, having won 33 and lost only 8 of the 53 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Stamford Bridge was less than a year ago, in December 2007, with Chelsea running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Premier League match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 15 MarSunderland0 - 1ChelseaPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Chelsea have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Blues in those games, with 3 conceded.

Sunderland have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Chelsea sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 23 points from their 10 games. Sunderland's 12 points from 10 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Sunderland is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Blues in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Chelsea 4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Sunderland Not won in previous 4 away matches.