FootyMAD's Chelsea match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 4th December 2009
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Manchester City and Chelsea at 17:30 on Saturday, 5th December 2009 in the Premier League.
Man. City prepare to entertain Chelsea at City of Manchester Stadium at tea-time on Saturday, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 69 games played, Sky Blues have recorded 29 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 2008, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-3 winners in a Premier League match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sun 15 Mar||Chelsea||1 - 0||Man. City||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sat 13 Sep||Man. City||1-3||Chelsea||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 05 Apr||Man. City||0 - 2||Chelsea||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 27 Oct||Chelsea||6 - 0||Man. City||PREM|
|2006/2007||Wed 14 Mar||Man. City||0 - 1||Chelsea||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sun 20 Aug||Chelsea||3 - 0||Man. City||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 25 Mar||Chelsea||2 - 0||Man. City||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Manchester City are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 17 goals for the Sky Blues, with 8 goals against.
The Blues have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. Those games have seen the Blues pummel 14 goals, and let in 7.
Man. City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 22 points from their 13 games so far. Chelsea are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 36 points from the 14 games played.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Sky Blues go into their game against Chelsea in confident mood, but FootyMad sees them coming down to earth, with the visitors narrowly taking all three points. Away win
|Man. City||Unbeaten in the last 13 home games.|
Unbeaten run of 11 matches.
|Chelsea||Undefeated in last 5 away games.|
11 games since last defeat.