Birmingham C. face a trip to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge at lunchtime on Saturday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Blues will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 22 and win only 9 of the 43 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2005, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Premiership match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sat 09 Apr||Chelsea||1 - 1||Birmingham C.||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sun 30 Jan||Chelsea||2 - 0||Birmingham C.||FAC|
|2004/2005||Sat 21 Aug||Birmingham C.||0 - 1||Chelsea||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sun 18 Jan||Chelsea||0 - 0||Birmingham C.||PREM|
|2003/2004||Tue 14 Oct||Birmingham C.||0 - 0||Chelsea||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 08 Feb||Birmingham C.||1 - 3||Chelsea||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 09 Nov||Chelsea||3 - 0||Birmingham C.||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Blues, with 4 goals against.
In complete contrast to Chelsea, Birmingham C. are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Blues have hit 4 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Chelsea are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 52 points from the 19 games played. Birmingham C. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 13 points from their 18 games thus far.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Blues 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 53 home games.|
Won their latest 4 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
|Birmingham C.||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.