FootyMAD's Chelsea match preview

Last updated : 27 December 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Chelsea v Fulham fixture

Fulham face a trip to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday 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 18 occasions, and draw 14, from the 34 games played.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2009, with Chelsea running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sun 23 AugFulham0 - 2ChelseaPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Chelsea are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 16 goals for the Blues, with 6 goals against.

Fulham have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Cottagers's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Chelsea are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 42 points from the 19 games played. Fulham's 27 points from 18 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

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

Sequence statistics:
Chelsea Unbeaten in the last 33 home games.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Fulham 9 games since last defeat.