Reading face a trip to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening, looking to break their duck against the hosts. Half the previous contests have ended with a drawn game, but unfortunately the other half have ended in a defeat for the Royals.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2006, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a Premiership match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Wed 15 Aug||Reading||1 - 2||Chelsea||PREM|
|2006/2007||Tue 26 Dec||Chelsea||2 - 2||Reading||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 14 Oct||Reading||0 - 1||Chelsea||PREM|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Blues, with 6 goals against.
In complete contrast to Chelsea, Reading are having a torrid time on their travels, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Royals have hit 10 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Chelsea sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 50 points from their 23 games. Reading find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 22 points from their 23 matches.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Royals 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
|Chelsea||Won 4 successive home games.|
5 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 8 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
|Reading||Not won in previous 10 away matches.|
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 7 most recent games.