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 42 games played, Saints have recorded 11 wins, and Chelsea have come away with 19 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2004, as they swept to an impressive 4 - 0 win 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 01 May||Chelsea||4 - 0||Southampton||PREM|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Blues in those games, with 2 conceded.
Southampton have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Saints have hit 9 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Chelsea sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 9 points from their 3 games. Southampton find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 3 points from their 3 matches.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Saints are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Chelsea. Home win
|Chelsea||Unbeaten in the last 10 home games.|
Won their latest 4 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
|Southampton||Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.|
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.