FootyMAD's Chelsea match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 16th May 2009
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Chelsea and Blackburn Rovers at 16:00 on Sunday, 17th May 2009 in the Premier League.
Blackburn R. face a trip to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 50 games played, Rovers have recorded 12 wins, and Chelsea have come away with 25 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in September 2007, when they played out a goalless draw 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 09 Nov||Blackburn R.||0 - 2||Chelsea||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sun 23 Dec||Blackburn R.||0 - 1||Chelsea||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 15 Sep||Chelsea||0 - 0||Blackburn R.||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sun 15 Apr||Blackburn R.||1 - 2||Chelsea||FAC|
|2006/2007||Wed 31 Jan||Chelsea||3 - 0||Blackburn R.||PREM|
|2006/2007||Wed 25 Oct||Blackburn R.||0 - 2||Chelsea||LGEC|
|2006/2007||Sun 27 Aug||Blackburn R.||0 - 2||Chelsea||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 13 goals have been scored by the Blues in those games, with 9 conceded.
Blackburn R. have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Rovers have hit 5 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Chelsea sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 77 points from their 36 games. Blackburn R. find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 40 points from their 36 matches.
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 ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Blues, as the Rovers have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Chelsea||Unbeaten in the last 16 home games.|
Unbeaten run of 11 matches.
|Blackburn R.||Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.|
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.