FM Preview: Chelsea v Manchester City 12 Dec 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Sunday, 11th December 2011
The game between Chelsea and Manchester City in the Premier League on 12th December 2011 at 20:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Chelsea v Manchester City fixture
Manchester City face a trip to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Sky Blues will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 35 and win only 14 of the 69 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2011, with Chelsea running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2010/2011||Sun 20 Mar||Chelsea||2-0||Man. City||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Sat 25 Sep||Man. City||1 - 0||Chelsea||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Sat 27 Feb||Chelsea||2 - 4||Man. City||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Sat 05 Dec||Man. City||2 - 1||Chelsea||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Sun 15 Mar||Chelsea||1 - 0||Man. City||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Sat 13 Sep||Man. City||1 - 3||Chelsea||Premier League|
|2007/2008||Sat 05 Apr||Man. City||0 - 2||Chelsea||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 had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. A total of 15 goals have been scored by the Blues in those games, with 9 conceded.
The away form of Manchester City however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. Those games have seen the Sky Blues pummel 14 goals, and let in 7.
Chelsea's total of 28 points from their 14 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.
Manchester City are leading the way in the Barclays Premier League, with their 14 games giving them a return of 38 points.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Manchester City are in smashing form away from home at present, and Footymad sees this carrying them to a narrow victory at Chelsea. Away win
|Chelsea||9 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
|Manchester City||Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here