FM Preview: Chelsea v Stoke City 10 Mar 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 9th March 2012
FootyMad attempt to assist you with their form guide as Chelsea take on Stoke City in a Premier League match on 10th March 2012 at 15:00.
History of the Chelsea v Stoke City fixture
Stoke City face a trip to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Potters will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 22 and win only 8 of the 41 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2010, with Chelsea running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sun 14 Aug||Stoke City||0 - 0||Chelsea||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Sat 02 Apr||Stoke City||1 - 1||Chelsea||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Sat 28 Aug||Chelsea||2-0||Stoke City||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Sun 25 Apr||Chelsea||7 - 0||Stoke City||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Sun 07 Mar||Chelsea||2 - 0||Stoke City||F.A. Cup|
|2009/2010||Sat 12 Sep||Stoke City||1 - 2||Chelsea||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Sat 17 Jan||Chelsea||2 - 1||Stoke City||Premier League|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Chelsea have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 13 goals have been scored by the Blues in those games, with 7 conceded.
Stoke City have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. These low-scoring games have seen just 5 goals scored and conceded.
Chelsea's total of 46 points from their 27 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.
Stoke City's 36 points from 27 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
With Stoke City only showing average form on the road, Footymad are of the opinion a draw at Stamford Bridge will be a good result. No-score draw
|Chelsea||Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
|Stoke City||6 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 11 outings ago.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here