Preview: Middlesbrough VS Chelsea

Middlesbrough will welcome Chelsea to the Riverside Stadium in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-finals on Tuesday.

Middlesbrough (also known as Middelsbrough or Middlesborough) and Chelsea (commonly referred to as Chelsea FC) meet again 2 years after the FA Cup match which Chelsea won 0-2. Middlesbrough are on a poor run of form as they’re approaching this clash after defeats from Aston Villa and Coventry. The coach and the players will probably put extra effort in the defense as they have been conceding goals for 4 consecutive matches now.

Chelsea, on the other hand, are approaching the match in a good mood securing victories in 3 straight games against Preston NE, Luton and Crystal Palace, however, Chelsea have been performing poorly in defense lately as they have been conceding goals for 7 consecutive away matches now.

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Middlesbrough are on a losing streak – they have lost to Aston Villa and Coventry in their previous 2 matches while Chelsea are on a winning streak – they have won Preston NE, Luton and Crystal Palace in their previous 3 matches. Overall, Middlesbrough have won 11 of their last 20 matches, losing 8 and drawing 1, while Chelsea have won 11 of their last 20 matches, losing 6 and drawing 3.

Middlesbrough have won 3 times (1-2 against Huddersfield on 30th of December, 1-0 against West Bromwich Albion on 23rd of December and 0-3 against Port Vale on 20th of December) and lost 3 times (0-1 against Aston Villa on 7th of January, 1-3 against Coventry on 1st of January and 1-0 against Rotherham on 26th of December) in their most recent 6 matches.

Chelsea have won 5 times (4-0 against Preston NE on 7th of January, 2-3 against Luton on 30th of December, 2-1 against Crystal Palace on 28th of December, 1-1 against Newcastle United on 20th of December and 2-0 against Sheffield United on 16th of December) and lost once (2-1 against Wolves on 24th of December) in their most recent 6 matches.


Middlesbrough and Chelsea have met 3 times since November 2016. Chelsea have won 3 times. The most recent match between them took place on March 20, 2022 at the FA Cup of England where Chelsea won 0-2. Middlesbrough have scored 0 goals in these 3 head-to-head matches in total while Chelsea have scored 6.

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