FootyMAD's Chelsea match preview

Last updated : 27 December 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Fulham v Chelsea fixture

Fulham prepare to entertain Chelsea at Craven Cottage on Sunday afternoon, looking to improve on a dire past record against their opponents. It does not make pleasant reading, winning just 7 of the 33 games played, and losing 20.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Craven Cottage was less than a year ago, in January 2008, with Chelsea inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Cottagers in a Premier League match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Tue 01 JanFulham1-2ChelseaPREM
2007/2008Sat 29 SepChelsea0 - 0FulhamPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Fulham are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, The Cottagers have scored 10 and conceded 3 during this period.

The Blues have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Blues, and 5 goals against.

Fulham's 25 points from 18 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position. Chelsea sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 41 points from their 19 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Fulham are performing very well at home, but your FootyMad panel reckons that the overall quality of Chelsea will prove too much for the homesters. Away win

Sequence statistics:
FulhamUnbeaten in the last 6 home games.
Unbeaten run of 8 matches.
ChelseaUndefeated in last 5 away games.
6 games since last defeat.