FootyMAD's Chelsea match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 26th September 2008
The game between Stoke City and Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday, 27th September 2008 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
Stoke City play host to Chelsea at Britannia Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 40 games played, Potters have recorded 18 wins, and Chelsea have come away with 14 victories.
The last time the two teams met at Stoke City was back in February 2003, over five years ago, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners in a F.A. Cup match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2002/2003||Sun 16 Feb||Stoke City||0-2||Chelsea||FAC|
|1995/1996||Wed 04 Oct||Chelsea||0 - 1||Stoke City||LGEC|
|1995/1996||Wed 20 Sep||Stoke City||0 - 0||Chelsea||LGEC|
|1988/1989||Mon 01 May||Chelsea||2 - 1||Stoke City||CHMP|
|1988/1989||Sat 03 Dec||Stoke City||0 - 3||Chelsea||CHMP|
|1984/1985||Sat 11 May||Stoke City||0 - 1||Chelsea||PREM|
|1984/1985||Sat 15 Dec||Chelsea||1 - 1||Stoke City||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Stoke City are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A generous 10 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
The away form of Chelsea however, is much more impressive, remaining unbeaten in their last six, winning five and drawing the one. Those games have seen the Blues pummel 12 goals, and let in 2.
Stoke City are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 4 points from their 5 games thus far. Chelsea sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 11 points from their 5 games.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Its been an indifferent run of form for the Potters of late, and things are not going to improve with the visit of Chelsea, who one believes will win this game handsomely. Away win
|Stoke City||Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.|
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
|Chelsea||3 successive away victories.|
4 games since last away draw.
18 games since last defeat.