Chelsea face a trip to Wigan Athletic at JJB Stadium on Saturday afternoon, determined to keep up their impressive record at the venue, having come through the challenge on 3 of the previous 4 occasions.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in December 2006, with Chelsea inflicting a narrow 2 - 3 defeat upon the Latics in a Premiership match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sat 13 Jan||Chelsea||4 - 0||Wigan Ath.||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 23 Dec||Wigan Ath.||2 - 3||Chelsea||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 10 Dec||Chelsea||1 - 0||Wigan Ath.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sun 14 Aug||Wigan Ath.||0 - 1||Chelsea||PREM|
|1984/1985||Sat 26 Jan||Wigan Ath.||0 - 5||Chelsea||FAC|
|1984/1985||Sat 05 Jan||Chelsea||2 - 2||Wigan Ath.||FAC|
|1981/1982||Wed 11 Nov||Wigan Ath.||4 - 2||Chelsea||LGEC|
Recent respective form guides
Wigan Athletic have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, These low-scoring games have seen just 5 goals scored and conceded.
The away form of Chelsea however, is much more impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Blues, and 4 goals against.
Wigan Ath. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 8 points from 11 matches. Chelsea sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 21 points from their 11 games.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Blues have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from JJB Stadium with an easy victory. Away win
|Wigan Ath.||Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.|
Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Latest 5 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 9 most recent games.
|Chelsea||4 successive away victories.|
7 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 6 matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.