FM Preview: Fulham v Chelsea 17 Apr 2013

Last updated : 16 April 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Fulham v Chelsea fixture

Fulham prepare to entertain Chelsea at Craven Cottage on Wednesday evening, looking to improve on a dire past record against their opponents. It does not make pleasant reading, winning just 5 of the 34 games played, and losing 20.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Craven Cottage was just last season, in April 2012, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Wed 28 Nov Chelsea 0 - 0 Fulham Premier League
2011/2012 Mon 09 Apr Fulham 1-1 Chelsea Premier League
2011/2012 Mon 26 Dec Chelsea 1 - 1 Fulham Premier League
2011/2012 Wed 21 Sep Chelsea 0 - 0 Fulham League Cup
2010/2011 Mon 14 Feb Fulham 0 - 0 Chelsea Premier League
2010/2011 Wed 10 Nov Chelsea 1 - 0 Fulham Premier League
2009/2010 Mon 28 Dec Chelsea 2 - 1 Fulham Premier League

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Recent respective form guides

Fulham 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 Cottagers in those games, with 6 conceded.

The away form of Chelsea is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Blues have hit 7 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Fulham's 40 points from 31 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

Chelsea's total of 58 points from their 31 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Fulham 6 3 3 0 8 5 12
Chelsea 6 4 0 2 10 5 12

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Both teams are displaying reasonable form at the moment, and for that reason, the Madmen predict the game will end in stalemate. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Fulham 5 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
Chelsea Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 6 away matches.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.

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