FM Preview: Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion 02 Mar 2013
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 1st March 2013
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion at 15:00 on 2nd March 2013 in the Premier League.
History of the Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion fixture
West Bromwich Albion face a trip to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Baggies will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 30 and win only 14 of the 58 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Stamford Bridge was just last season, in August 2011, the Blues carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2012/2013||Sat 17 Nov||West Brom.||2 - 1||Chelsea||Premier League|
|2011/2012||Sat 03 Mar||West Brom.||1 - 0||Chelsea||Premier League|
|2011/2012||Sat 20 Aug||Chelsea||2-1||West Brom.||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Sat 16 Apr||West Brom.||1 - 3||Chelsea||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Sat 14 Aug||Chelsea||6 - 0||West Brom.||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Fri 26 Dec||Chelsea||2 - 0||West Brom.||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Sat 15 Nov||West Brom.||0 - 3||Chelsea||Premier League|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Chelsea have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Blues in those games, with 7 conceded.
West Bromwich Albion have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Baggies's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.
Chelsea's total of 49 points from their 26 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.
West Bromwich Albion lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 40 from their 27 games so far.
Current overall team form
|West Bromwich Albion||6||2||1||3||7||7||7|
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
West Bromwich Albion have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Chelsea may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win
|Chelsea||Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|West Bromwich Albion||4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.
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