FootyMAD's Chelsea match preview

Last updated : 15 October 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Manchester City v Chelsea fixture

Man City prepare to entertain Chelsea at City of Manchester Stadium on Saturday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 62 games played, Sky Blues have recorded 28 wins, and Chelsea have come away with 18 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at City of Manchester Stadium was less than a year ago, in February 2004, with Chelsea inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Sky Blues in a Premiership match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 28 FebMan City0-1ChelseaPREM
2003/2004Sat 25 OctChelsea1 - 0Man CityPREM
2002/2003Sat 22 MarChelsea5 - 0Man CityPREM
2002/2003Sat 19 OctMan City0 - 3ChelseaPREM
2000/2001Sat 19 MayMan City1 - 2ChelseaPREM
2000/2001Sun 03 DecChelsea2 - 1Man CityPREM
1995/1996Tue 12 MarChelsea1 - 1Man CityPREM

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. In this time, Sky Blues have rattled up an impressive 17 goals, and conceded 5.

The Blues have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with an unbeaten run in the last six, four of them victories. The Blues have managed to tuck away 8 goals in this period, and concede just the 1.

Man City see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 8 points from their 8 games played so far, Chelsea sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 20 points from their 8 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man City631213410

FootyMad's prediction ...

Man City are not in a rich vein of form at the moment, and your Madmen see things getting no better with Chelsea running out comfortable winners. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Man City 5 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Chelsea Undefeated in last 6 away games.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.