FM Preview: Chelsea v Southampton 16 Jan 2013

Last updated : 15 January 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Chelsea v Southampton fixture

Southampton travel to take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 44 games played, Saints have recorded 12 wins, and Chelsea have come away with 20 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Chelsea was back in August 2004, over five years ago, the Blues carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Premiership match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 05 Jan Southampton 1 - 5 Chelsea F.A. Cup
2004/2005 Sat 02 Apr Southampton 1 - 3 Chelsea Premiership
2004/2005 Sat 28 Aug Chelsea 2-1 Southampton Premiership
2003/2004 Sat 01 May Chelsea 4 - 0 Southampton Premiership
2003/2004 Sat 22 Nov Southampton 0 - 1 Chelsea Premiership
2002/2003 Thu 26 Dec Chelsea 0 - 0 Southampton Premiership
2002/2003 Wed 28 Aug Southampton 1 - 1 Chelsea Premiership

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Recent respective form guides

Chelsea are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Blues, with 4 goals against.

Southampton have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Chelsea's total of 41 points from their 21 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

Southampton find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 21 points from their 21 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Chelsea 6 4 0 2 12 5 12
Southampton 6 1 3 2 7 11 6

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Southampton have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Chelsea may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Chelsea Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 11 .
Southampton Undefeated in last 3 away games.

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