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:|
|2003/2004||Wed 03 Dec||Reading||0-1||Chelsea||LGEC|
|1987/1988||Wed 07 Oct||Chelsea||3 - 2||Reading||LGEC|
|1987/1988||Wed 23 Sep||Reading||3 - 1||Chelsea||LGEC|
|1929/1930||Sat 01 Mar||Reading||3 - 1||Chelsea||CHMP|
|1929/1930||Sat 26 Oct||Chelsea||1 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
|1928/1929||Sat 27 Apr||Chelsea||2 - 1||Reading||CHMP|
|1928/1929||Sat 15 Dec||Reading||3 - 3||Chelsea||CHMP|
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:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
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
|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.