FM Preview: Chelsea v Manchester City 20 Mar 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 19th March 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Chelsea and Manchester City at 16:00 on 20th March 2011 in the Premier League.
History of the Chelsea v Manchester City fixture
Manchester City face a trip to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 68 games played, Sky Blues have recorded 14 wins, and Chelsea have come away with 34 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in February 2010, as the visitors ran out cosy 2-4 winners in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|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|
|2007/2008||Sat 27 Oct||Chelsea||6 - 0||Man. City||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 been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Blues, with 3 goals against.
The away form of Manchester City is pretty dire, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. The Sky Blues's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.
Chelsea's total of 51 points from their 28 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.
Manchester City's total of 53 points from their 29 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.
Current overall team form
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Not a lot has been going right generally for Manchester City on their travels as of late, but we can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Chelsea. No-score draw
|Chelsea||Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
|Manchester City||Not won in previous 7 away matches.
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
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