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History of the Chelsea v Fulham fixture

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 13, from the 32 games played.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in December 2006, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 30 DecChelsea2 - 2FulhamPREM
2006/2007Sat 23 SepFulham0 - 2ChelseaPREM
2005/2006Sun 19 MarFulham1 - 0ChelseaPREM
2005/2006Mon 26 DecChelsea3 - 2FulhamPREM
2004/2005Sat 23 AprChelsea3 - 1FulhamPREM
2004/2005Tue 30 NovFulham1 - 2ChelseaLGEC
2004/2005Sat 13 NovFulham1 - 4ChelseaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Chelsea haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 4.

The away form of Fulham is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Cottagers have hit 6 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Chelsea find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 11 points they have accumulated from 7 games. Fulham are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 6 points from 7 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Blues, as the Cottagers have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Chelsea Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Fulham No win in the 4 most recent games.