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History of the Wigan Athletic v Chelsea fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 13 JanChelsea4 - 0Wigan Ath.PREM
2006/2007Sat 23 DecWigan Ath.2 - 3ChelseaPREM
2005/2006Sat 10 DecChelsea1 - 0Wigan Ath.PREM
2005/2006Sun 14 AugWigan Ath.0 - 1ChelseaPREM
1984/1985Sat 26 JanWigan Ath.0 - 5ChelseaFAC
1984/1985Sat 05 JanChelsea2 - 2Wigan Ath.FAC
1981/1982Wed 11 NovWigan Ath.4 - 2ChelseaLGEC

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:PWDLFAP
Wigan Ath.60154131
Chelsea660017418

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

Sequence statistics:
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.