FootyMAD's Sunderland match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 23rd May 2009
The game between Sunderland and Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday, 24th May 2009 at 16:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
Chelsea face a trip to Sunderland at The 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 ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in March 2008, with Chelsea inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the The Black Cats 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:|
|2008/2009||Sat 01 Nov||Chelsea||5 - 0||Sunderland||PREM|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Sunderland have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The The Black Cats's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.
The away form of Chelsea however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The Blues have managed to tuck away 10 goals in this period, and concede just the 3.
Sunderland are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 36 points from 37 matches. Chelsea sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 80 points from their 37 games.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
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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
|Sunderland||5 games since last home draw.|
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
|Chelsea||Undefeated in last 6 away games.|
13 games since last defeat.