Chelsea match preview

Last updated : 30 December 2005 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Chelsea v Birmingham City fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 09 AprChelsea1 - 1Birmingham C.PREM
2004/2005Sun 30 JanChelsea2 - 0Birmingham C.FAC
2004/2005Sat 21 AugBirmingham C.0 - 1ChelseaPREM
2003/2004Sun 18 JanChelsea0 - 0Birmingham C.PREM
2003/2004Tue 14 OctBirmingham C.0 - 0ChelseaPREM
2002/2003Sat 08 FebBirmingham C.1 - 3ChelseaPREM
2002/2003Sat 09 NovChelsea3 - 0Birmingham 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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
ChelseaUnbeaten 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.