FootyMAD's Chelsea match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 29th December 2006
The game between Chelsea and Fulham in the Premiership on Saturday 30th December 2006 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
Fulham face a trip to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Cottagers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them taste defeat on 17 occasions, and draw 12, from the 31 games played.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2005, as the Blues edged out their past their rivals by a score of 3 - 2 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 23 Sep||Fulham||0 - 2||Chelsea||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sun 19 Mar||Fulham||1 - 0||Chelsea||PREM|
|2005/2006||Mon 26 Dec||Chelsea||3 - 2||Fulham||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sat 23 Apr||Chelsea||3 - 1||Fulham||PREM|
|2004/2005||Tue 30 Nov||Fulham||1 - 2||Chelsea||LGEC|
|2004/2005||Sat 13 Nov||Fulham||1 - 4||Chelsea||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sat 20 Mar||Chelsea||2 - 1||Fulham||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Chelsea are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Blues, with 3 goals against.
In complete contrast to Chelsea, Fulham are having a torrid time on their travels, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Cottagers have hit 5 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Chelsea sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 46 points from their 20 games. Fulham see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 25 points from their 20 games played so far,
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 ...
Cottagers are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Chelsea. Home win
|Chelsea||Unbeaten in the last 14 home games.|
Unbeaten run of 9 matches.
|Fulham||Not won in previous 8 away matches.|
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.
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