After recent run and last week victory over Premier league leader Man City,Chelsea is looking to extend positive recent form on away match with Wigan.If on sunday match Arsenal managed to beat Citizens,Villa-Boas Blues can get even closer to top of the table.
In five games which Wigan played at home didn´t manage to come as winner in neither,with four draws and one lose game,and that is the longest spell that any Premier League club has gone without winning at home.They conceded 15 goals at their DW Stadium this Premier League season,and only Bolton have shipped in more on their own pitch.
Chelsea have a good memories with Wigan,as in their last 12 Premier League meetings lost only one,and in last three matches between them they score 15 goals.
For good recent form it is the most creditable Spanish winger Juan Mata and his great playmaking abilities which created lots of quality scoring chance.With Didier Drogba have formed good partnership and its something on which Wigan defence have to take extra care.
Wigan defender Antolin Alcaraz is doubtful,and Emmerson Boyce could take his place,and goalkeeper Chris Kirkland unavailable due to a back injury.For Chelsea, David Luiz returns from suspension,Midfielder Michael Essien is still out,and Henrique Hilario is a doubt due to an illness.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2010/2011||Sat 09 Apr||Chelsea||1 – 0||Wigan Ath.||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Sat 21 Aug||Wigan Ath.||0 – 6||Chelsea||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Sun 09 May||Chelsea||8 – 0||Wigan Ath.||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Sat 26 Sep||Wigan Ath.||3 – 1||Chelsea||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Sat 28 Feb||Chelsea||2 – 1||Wigan Ath.||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Sun 24 Aug||Wigan Ath.||0 – 1||Chelsea||Premier League|
|2007/2008||Mon 14 Apr||Chelsea||1 – 1||Wigan Ath.||Premier League|
Al-Habsi;Stam, Caldwell, Alcaraz, Figueroa;Diame, McCarthy, Jones;Moses, Sammon, Gomez
Cech;Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole;Ramires, Romeu, Lampard;Sturridge, Drogba, Mata
Chelsea in good away form coming into this match, And Villa-Boas footballers will not stop on this,they want all three points from this game.Away win.