Chelsea match preview

Last updated : 30 April 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Chelsea v Southampton fixture

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:
2003/2004Sat 22 NovSouthampton0 - 1ChelseaPREM
2002/2003Thu 26 DecChelsea0 - 0SouthamptonPREM
2002/2003Wed 28 AugSouthampton1 - 1ChelseaPREM
2001/2002Tue 01 JanChelsea2 - 4SouthamptonPREM
2001/2002Sat 25 AugSouthampton0 - 2ChelseaPREM
2000/2001Sat 14 AprChelsea1 - 0SouthamptonPREM
2000/2001Sat 04 NovSouthampton3 - 2ChelseaPREM

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

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

Sequence statistics:
ChelseaDrawn 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.
Southampton5 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.