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History of the Reading v Chelsea fixture

Reading are ready to welcome Chelsea to Madejski Stadium at tea-time on Saturday, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 7 games played, Royals have recorded 3 wins, and Chelsea have come away with 2 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Madejski Stadium was within the last three years, in December 2003, with Chelsea inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Royals in a League Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Wed 03 DecReading0-1ChelseaLGEC
1987/1988Wed 07 OctChelsea3 - 2ReadingLGEC
1987/1988Wed 23 SepReading3 - 1ChelseaLGEC
1929/1930Sat 01 MarReading3 - 1ChelseaCHMP
1929/1930Sat 26 OctChelsea1 - 0ReadingCHMP
1928/1929Sat 27 AprChelsea2 - 1ReadingCHMP
1928/1929Sat 15 DecReading3 - 3ChelseaCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Reading are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, A total of 13 goals have been scored by the Royals in those games, with 8 conceded.

Chelsea have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Blues, and 4 goals against.

Reading's 13 points from 7 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position. Chelsea sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 16 points from their 7 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Reading are performing very well at home, but your FootyMad panel reckons that the overall quality of Chelsea will prove too much for the homesters. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Reading Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Chelsea 3 successive away victories.
8 games since last away draw.
8 games since last defeat.