FM Preview: Manchester City v Chelsea 21 Mar 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Tuesday, 20th March 2012
The game between Manchester City and Chelsea in the Premier League on 21st March 2012 at 19:45 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Manchester City v Chelsea fixture
Manchester City prepare to entertain Chelsea at City of Manchester Stadium on Wednesday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 71 games played, Sky Blues have recorded 31 wins, and Chelsea have come away with 24 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at City of Manchester Stadium was just last season, in September 2010, the Sky Blues carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Mon 12 Dec||Chelsea||2 - 1||Man. City||Premier League|
|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|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Manchester City could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. In this time, Sky Blues have rattled up an impressive 18 goals, and conceded 4.
Chelsea have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 leaked at the wrong end.
Manchester City's total of 66 points from their 28 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.
Chelsea's total of 49 points from their 28 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 ...
Manchester City may be coming up against a decent side in Chelsea, but we do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Sky Blues. Home Win
|Manchester City||Won 6 successive home games.
20 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 10 .
|Chelsea||5 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here