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 34 and lost only 8 of the 54 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Stamford Bridge was just last season, in November 2008, with Chelsea annihilating their visitors 5-0 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:|
|2009/2010||Tue 18 Aug||Sunderland||1 - 3||Chelsea||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sun 24 May||Sunderland||2 - 3||Chelsea||PREM|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Chelsea are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, In this time, Blues have rattled up an impressive 18 goals, and conceded 7.
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, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Chelsea are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 45 points from the 20 games played. Sunderland see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 23 points from their 20 games played so far,
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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
|Chelsea||Won 3 successive home games.|
4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 7 matches.
|Sunderland||Not won in previous 9 away matches.|
4 games since last defeat.