FootyMAD's Chelsea match preview

Last updated : 27 December 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Chelsea v Portsmouth fixture

Portsmouth travel to take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge at lunchtime on Sunday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 31 games played, Pompey have recorded 6 wins, and Chelsea have come away with 12 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Chelsea was well over fifteen years ago, back in December 1988, when they fought out a thrilling high-scoring 3 - 3 draw in a Second Division match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
1996/1997Sun 09 MarPortsmouth1 - 4ChelseaFAC
1988/1989Sat 13 MayPortsmouth2 - 3ChelseaDIV2
1988/1989Sat 10 DecChelsea3 - 3PortsmouthDIV2
1987/1988Sat 23 JanChelsea0 - 0PortsmouthDIV1
1987/1988Tue 18 AugPortsmouth0 - 3ChelseaDIV1
1983/1984Tue 24 AprPortsmouth2 - 2ChelseaDIV2
1983/1984Tue 27 DecChelsea2 - 2PortsmouthDIV2

Recent respective form guides

Chelsea have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Blues, with 4 goals against.

In complete contrast to Chelsea, Portsmouth are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Pompey have hit 4 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Chelsea sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 39 points from their 18 games. Portsmouth find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 19 points from their 18 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Pompey are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Chelsea. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Chelsea Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Portsmouth Not won in previous 5 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 6 most recent games.