FootyMAD's Chelsea match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 1st May 2009
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Chelsea and Fulham at 15:00 on Saturday, 2nd May 2009 in the Premier League.
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 14, from the 33 games played.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2007, when they played out a goalless draw 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:|
|2008/2009||Sun 28 Dec||Fulham||2 - 2||Chelsea||PREM|
|2007/2008||Tue 01 Jan||Fulham||1 - 2||Chelsea||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 29 Sep||Chelsea||0 - 0||Fulham||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 30 Dec||Chelsea||2 - 2||Fulham||PREM|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Chelsea are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Blues in those games, with 8 conceded.
Fulham have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Cottagers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 6 against.
Chelsea sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 71 points from their 34 games. Fulham's 47 points from 34 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position.
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 ...
This promises to be an excellent test for the in-form Cottagers, but one which I believe will end in stalemate. Score draw
|Chelsea||Drawn last 2 games at home.|
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 8 matches.
|Fulham||Undefeated in last 4 away games.|
4 games since last defeat.