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Last updated : 22 August 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Chelsea fixture

Middlesbrough prepare to entertain Chelsea at Riverside Stadium on Wednesday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 52 games played, Boro have recorded 25 wins, and Chelsea have come away with 11 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was less than a year ago, in February 2006, with Middlesbrough running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 11 FebMiddlesbrough3-0ChelseaPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 15 goals for the Boro, with 8 goals against.

Chelsea have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Only 3 goals have been registered in this time, with 4 leaked at the wrong end.

Middlesbrough see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 0 points from their 1 games played so far, Chelsea sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 3 points from their 1 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Boro 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

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
Chelsea Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 10 outings ago.