FootyMAD's Chelsea match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 16th January 2009
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Chelsea and Stoke City at 15:00 on Saturday, 17th January 2009 in the Premier League.
Stoke City travel to take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 37 games played, Potters have recorded 8 wins, and Chelsea have come away with 18 victories.
The last time the two teams met at Chelsea was more than a decade ago, in October 1995, with Stoke City inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Blues in a League Cup match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sat 27 Sep||Stoke City||0 - 2||Chelsea||PREM|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Chelsea have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 5.
The away form of Stoke City is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Potters have conceded 14 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.
Chelsea sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 42 points from their 21 games. Stoke City are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 21 points from 21 matches.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Potters 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 4 home games.|
|Stoke City||Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.|
Not won in previous 10 away matches.
No win in the 9 most recent games.
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