FootyMAD's Chelsea match preview

Last updated : 22 August 2009 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 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:
2008/2009Sat 02 MayChelsea3 - 1FulhamPREM
2008/2009Sun 28 DecFulham2-2ChelseaPREM
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

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:PWDLFAP

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

Sequence statistics:
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.