FootyMAD's Chelsea match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 22nd August 2009
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Fulham and Chelsea at 16:00 on Sunday, 23rd August 2009 in the Premier League.
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 34 games played, and losing 20.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Craven Cottage was less than a year ago, in December 2008, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 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||Sat 02 May||Chelsea||3 - 1||Fulham||PREM|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Fulham are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Cottagers in those games, with 4 conceded.
Chelsea's away form is equally impressive, remaining unbeaten in their last six, winning five and drawing the one. Those games have seen the Blues pummel 14 goals, and let in 5.
Fulham lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 3 points from their 1 games so far. Chelsea's total of 6 points from their 2 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.
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 go into their game against Chelsea in confident mood, but FootyMad sees them coming down to earth, with the visitors narrowly taking all three points. Away win
|Fulham||13 games since last home draw.|
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
|Chelsea||3 successive away victories.|
4 games since last away draw.
18 games since last defeat.