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  • December 17, 2011
  • • 12:30 PM
  • • The DW Stadium, Wigan
  • Referee: M. Atkinson
  • • Attendance: 18320
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Premier League Preview: Wigan - Chelsea

The west London club has lost only once in 12 Premier League meetings with the Lancashire side, and is high on confidence after ending Manchester City's unbeaten run.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

WIGAN ATHLETIC

 Al-Habsi
Stam, Caldwell, Alcaraz, Figueroa
Diame, McCarthy, Jones
Moses, Sammon, Gomez


  CHELSEA
 
Cech
Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole
Ramires, Romeu, Lampard
Sturridge, Drogba, Mata


Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez has Chris Kirkland unavailable due to a back injury, while young defender Patrick van Aanholt, on loan from Chelsea, cannot participate due to Premier League rules.

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas misses long-term absentee Michael Essien, who is out with an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament. Josh McEachran also remains on the sidelines due to an ankle injury he picked up against Liverpool. Meanwhile, Henrique Hilario is a doubt due to an illness.


DID YOU KNOW?

  • Wigan Athletic has conceded 15 goals at the DW Stadium this season in the Premier League. Only bottom placed Bolton has shipped in more on home soil.
  • Roberto Martinez's men are also on a dubious run of five games without a win at their home ground.
  • The Latics would have been outside the relegation zone in 17th place if all matches ended at halftime.
  • Chelsea has lost to this opponent only once in its 12 meetings in the Premier League.
  • The last three games between the two sides has seen the Blues scoring 15 goals without reply.
  • Didier Drogba (pictured right) has scored five goals in 10 appearances against Wigan.

Players to watch

Ali Al Habsi

Position: Goalkeeper

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D. Drogba

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Wigan Athletic

Chelsea

Wins
0
1
4
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Wigan Athletic FC WIG
Wigan Athletic FC Wigan Athletic
Draw
Chelsea FC CHE
Chelsea FC Chelsea
92%

Top 3 Predictions

Wigan Athletic FC WIG
0 - 4
Chelsea FC CHE
Wigan Athletic FC WIG
0 - 3
Chelsea FC CHE
Wigan Athletic FC WIG
0 - 5
Chelsea FC CHE

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