Chelsea pack their bags to visit Sunderland at Stadium Of Light on Sunday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Blues will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 30 and win only 12 of the 51 games.
The previous match played between the two at Stadium Of Light was within the last three years, in April 2003, with Chelsea inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Black Cats in a Premiership match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Sat 10 Sep||Chelsea||2 - 0||Sunderland||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 05 Apr||Sunderland||1 - 2||Chelsea||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 30 Nov||Chelsea||3 - 0||Sunderland||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 16 Mar||Chelsea||4 - 0||Sunderland||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sun 09 Dec||Sunderland||0 - 0||Chelsea||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sat 17 Mar||Chelsea||2 - 4||Sunderland||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sat 14 Oct||Sunderland||1 - 0||Chelsea||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Sunderland's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Black Cats have scored 4, a worringly large 7 have been leaked at the other end.
Chelsea's away form is none too clever either, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. The Blues have managed to tuck away 10 goals in this period, and concede just the 2.
Sunderland find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 20 games have yielded only 6 points. Chelsea are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 58 points from the 21 games played.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Chelsea are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Sunderland. Away win
|Sunderland||Not drawn a match in their last 3 .|
|Chelsea||5 successive away victories.|
8 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 7 matches.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.