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.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Sat 15 Mar||Sunderland||0 - 1||Chelsea||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 08 Dec||Chelsea||2-0||Sunderland||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sun 15 Jan||Sunderland||1 - 2||Chelsea||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 10 Sep||Chelsea||2 - 0||Sunderland||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 05 Apr||Sunderland||1 - 2||Chelsea||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 30 Nov||Chelsea||3 - 0||Sunderland||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 16 Mar||Chelsea||4 - 0||Sunderland||PREM|
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.
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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
|Chelsea||4 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
|Sunderland||Not won in previous 4 away matches.|