Southampton face a trip to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 41 games played, Saints have recorded 11 wins, and Chelsea have come away with 18 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2002, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premiership match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sat 22 Nov||Southampton||0 - 1||Chelsea||PREM|
|2002/2003||Thu 26 Dec||Chelsea||0 - 0||Southampton||PREM|
|2002/2003||Wed 28 Aug||Southampton||1 - 1||Chelsea||PREM|
|2001/2002||Tue 01 Jan||Chelsea||2 - 4||Southampton||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 25 Aug||Southampton||0 - 2||Chelsea||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sat 14 Apr||Chelsea||1 - 0||Southampton||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sat 04 Nov||Southampton||3 - 2||Chelsea||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Chelsea haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Blues in those games, with 4 conceded.
Southampton have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. A generous 9 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Chelsea sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 72 points from their 35 games. Southampton see themselves just below half way in the Barclaycard Premiership, showing a record of 45 points from their 34 games played so far,
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FootyMad's prediction ...
An indifferent set of results for Southampton on the road, and I believe this game is only going to yield a solitary point for the Saints. Score draw
|Chelsea||Drawn last 2 games at home.|
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
|Southampton||5 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.