Chelsea face a trip to Sunderland at The Stadium of Light on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Blues will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2009, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 3 winners in a Premier League match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2010/2011||Sun 14 Nov||Chelsea||0 - 3||Sunderland||PREM|
|2009/2010||Sat 16 Jan||Chelsea||7 - 2||Sunderland||PREM|
|2009/2010||Tue 18 Aug||Sunderland||1 - 3||Chelsea||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sun 24 May||Sunderland||2 - 3||Chelsea||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sat 01 Nov||Chelsea||5 - 0||Sunderland||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 15 Mar||Sunderland||0 - 1||Chelsea||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 08 Dec||Chelsea||2 - 0||Sunderland||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Sunderland have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 5.
Chelsea have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Sunderland's total of 37 points from their 24 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League. Chelsea's total of 41 points from their 23 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Chelsea are in a sorry state of late on their travels, though the Mad panel can see them coming away from The Stadium of Light with a well-deserved point. Score draw
|Sunderland||Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.|
|Chelsea||5 games since last defeat.|