FootyMAD's Chelsea match preview

Last updated : 10 February 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Chelsea fixture

Middlesbrough prepare to entertain Chelsea at Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 51 games played, Boro have recorded 24 wins, and Chelsea have come away with 11 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was just last season, in September 2004, with Chelsea inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Boro in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 03 DecChelsea1 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2004/2005Tue 04 JanChelsea2 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2004/2005Sat 25 SepMiddlesbrough0-1ChelseaPREM
2003/2004Sat 10 AprChelsea0 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2003/2004Sun 05 OctMiddlesbrough1 - 2ChelseaPREM
2002/2003Sat 04 JanChelsea1 - 0MiddlesbroughFAC
2002/2003Sat 14 DecMiddlesbrough1 - 1ChelseaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While Boro have scored 8, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Chelsea however, is much more impressive, with an unbeaten run in the last six, four of them victories. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Blues, and 5 goals against.

Middlesbrough are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 25 points from 24 matches. Chelsea are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 66 points from the 25 games played.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Boro of late, and things are not going to improve with the visit of Chelsea, who one believes will win this game handsomely. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough 5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Chelsea Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
19 games since last defeat.