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The referee brings the game to a close.
Kieran Richardson has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Cristian Riveros is brought on as a substitute for Lee Cattermole.
Corner taken right-footed by Joshua McEachran from the left by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Didier Drogba misses to the right of the target.
The ball is crossed by Gael Kakuta, clearance made by Nedum Onuoha.
The referee blows for offside against Ahmed Elmohamady. Petr Cech restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Cattermole by Nicolas Anelka. Titus Bramble restarts play with the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Boudewijn Zenden.
Mikel concedes a free kick for a foul on Steed Malbranque. Ahmed Elmohamady is brought on as a substitute for Danny Welbeck. Direct free kick taken by Phillip Bardsley.
The ball is sent over by Jose Bosingwa.
Danny Welbeck finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Chelsea 0-3 Sunderland.
Shot from just outside the box by Nicolas Anelka goes over the crossbar.
Lee Cattermole gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mikel. Branislav Ivanovic takes the direct free kick.
The ball is sent over by Gael Kakuta, save by Craig Gordon.
Ashley Cole delivers the ball, clearance made by Michael Turner.
Ashley Cole gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kieran Richardson. Steed Malbranque is brought on as a substitute for Asamoah Gyan. Craig Gordon restarts play with the free kick.
Effort on goal by Asamoah Gyan from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Foul by Lee Cattermole on Gael Kakuta, free kick awarded. Mikel takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Boudewijn Zenden played to the near post.
Nedum Onuoha takes a shot. Titus Bramble gets a block in.
The referee penalises Mikel for handball. Free kick taken by Titus Bramble.
Shot from just outside the penalty area by Kieran Richardson misses to the left of the target.
Yury Zhirkov goes off and Gael Kakuta comes on.
Yury Zhirkov delivers the ball.
Nicolas Anelka has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Jose Bosingwa delivers the ball, Shot by Didier Drogba from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.
Joshua McEachran on for Ramires.
The ball is sent over by Jose Bosingwa, save made by Craig Gordon.
The ball is crossed by Danny Welbeck, Boudewijn Zenden takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a save.
Mikel delivers the ball, save made by Craig Gordon.
The ball is delivered by Jose Bosingwa, clearance made by Titus Bramble.
Foul by Titus Bramble on Nicolas Anelka, free kick awarded. Booking for Titus Bramble for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed right-footed by Didier Drogba.
Nicolas Anelka is ruled offside. Craig Gordon restarts play with the free kick.
Danny Welbeck produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Danny Welbeck by Paulo Ferreira results in a free kick. Boudewijn Zenden takes the direct free kick.
A cross is delivered by Florent Malouda, Unfair challenge on Phillip Bardsley by Didier Drogba results in a free kick. Salomon Kalou comes on in place of Florent Malouda. Free kick taken by Craig Gordon.
Didier Drogba takes a shot. Save by Craig Gordon.
The ball is delivered by Florent Malouda, save by Craig Gordon.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Didier Drogba. Craig Gordon restarts play with the free kick.
Yury Zhirkov takes a shot. Blocked by Boudewijn Zenden.
Boudewijn Zenden produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Lee Cattermole fouled by Ramires, the ref awards a free kick. Phillip Bardsley restarts play with the free kick.
Asamoah Gyan fires in a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Chelsea 0-2 Sunderland.Jordan Henderson provided the assist for the goal.
Asamoah Gyan fouled by Ramires, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Turner takes the direct free kick.
Florent Malouda produces a cross, Craig Gordon makes a save.
Florent Malouda decides to take a short corner.
Ashley Cole sends in a cross, Phillip Bardsley makes a clearance.
Didier Drogba takes a shot. Titus Bramble gets a block in.
Danny Welbeck has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.
Foul by Titus Bramble on Yury Zhirkov, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Mikel.
Asamoah Gyan takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech. Kieran Richardson takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech. Nedum Onuoha scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Chelsea 0-1 Sunderland.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ramires by Kieran Richardson. Paulo Ferreira restarts play with the free kick.
Danny Welbeck fouled by Branislav Ivanovic, the ref awards a free kick. Branislav Ivanovic receives a caution. Boudewijn Zenden produces a cross, Header by Asamoah Gyan from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
Unfair challenge on Branislav Ivanovic by Michael Turner results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Petr Cech.
Asamoah Gyan takes a shot. Save made by Petr Cech. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Boudewijn Zenden played to the near post, Branislav Ivanovic makes a clearance.
Danny Welbeck takes a shot. Save made by Petr Cech. Corner taken left-footed by Boudewijn Zenden from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Branislav Ivanovic.
Nedum Onuoha sends in a cross, Danny Welbeck takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a save. Inswinging corner taken by Boudewijn Zenden from the right by-line, Kieran Richardson produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Nedum Onuoha produces a cross, Danny Welbeck takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a save. Corner taken by Boudewijn Zenden, Kieran Richardson produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Lee Cattermole gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Didier Drogba. Didier Drogba produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Craig Gordon.
The official flags Danny Welbeck offside. Branislav Ivanovic takes the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Yury Zhirkov from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Asamoah Gyan.
Foul by Michael Turner on Didier Drogba, free kick awarded. Booking for Michael Turner for unsporting behaviour. Didier Drogba produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Nedum Onuoha gets a block in.
Foul by Kieran Richardson on Branislav Ivanovic, free kick awarded. Petr Cech takes the free kick.
Boudewijn Zenden produces a cross, clearance by Ramires.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Didier Drogba. Michael Turner takes the indirect free kick.
Ramires takes a shot. Craig Gordon makes a save.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Didier Drogba from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Michael Turner.
Didier Drogba takes a shot. Nedum Onuoha gets a block in.
Foul by Kieran Richardson on Ashley Cole, free kick awarded. Florent Malouda takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ramires by Jordan Henderson. Mikel restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Florent Malouda from the right by-line, Branislav Ivanovic produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Turner on Didier Drogba. Yury Zhirkov delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance made by Titus Bramble.
The ball is delivered by Kieran Richardson, save by Petr Cech.
Yury Zhirkov produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
The ball is crossed by Florent Malouda, Titus Bramble makes a clearance.
Michael Turner fouled by Didier Drogba, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Turner takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Boudewijn Zenden, Petr Cech makes a save.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Didier Drogba, clearance by Michael Turner.
Outswinging corner taken by Florent Malouda from the right by-line, clearance by Michael Turner.
Shot from just outside the box by Asamoah Gyan goes over the crossbar.
The ball is swung over by Nedum Onuoha, clearance by Paulo Ferreira.
Nicolas Anelka takes a shot.
Effort from deep inside the area by Nicolas Anelka misses to the right of the target.
Boudewijn Zenden challenges Mikel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mikel.
Effort on goal by Phillip Bardsley from long range goes over the bar.
Handball decision goes against Ramires. Boudewijn Zenden restarts play with the free kick.
Handball decision goes against Lee Cattermole. Free kick taken by Mikel.
The game begins.
The players leave the pitch at half time.
The referee starts the second half.
Ancelotti refuses to be drawn
Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti played down suggestions Michael Emenalo could become his new assistant following the departure of Ray Wilkins.
Emenalo, currently working as head opposition scout for Chelsea, has been working closely with Ancelotti since he was brought to the club by former coach Avram Grant.
Emenalo, along with first-team coach Paul Clement, are the two major names in the frame as Chelsea look to appoint a new assistant from within the club.
Clement will be on the bench alongside Ancelotti during their Barclays Premier League clash with Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
"Michael Emenalo is doing a fantastic job as head opposition scout and he is already working very close to me," said Ancelotti. "He is already an assistant.
"We will maintain the same type of training, we don't want to change. We have the possibility to maintain how we worked last season. The staff is able to maintain the same job without Ray.
"I have experience in football. Sometimes clubs take these decisions but with experience we move on and we maintain focus."
Emenalo, 42, was a defender during his playing days and became known to Grant during their time at Maccabi Tel Aviv.
He also played in Belgium and Germany before winning the Anglo-Italian Cup with Notts County.
He won 14 caps for Nigeria in total and played in the 1994 World Cup in the United States.
But the smart money inside the club is on Clement. His knowledge of the youngsters coming through the ranks is exceptional and Ancelotti concedes he is very good at getting his message across to the players.
Clement was promoted through the Academy to become the club's youth team manager in June 2007 and then reserve team manager in December 2008, stepping up to work with the first team on a temporary basis under Guus Hiddink. The move was made permanent when Ancelotti arrived last summer.
But Ancelotti would not be drawn on the eventual successor to Wilkins, despite suggestions Clement was already the name in the frame.
"I have fantastic assistants in Paul Clement and Steve Holland. I have a lot of assistants within the club," said the Italian.
Chelsea will be without Frank Lampard and Michael Essien through injury and suspension respectively against Sunderland, with the former ruled out for at least another three weeks after he broke down in training on Friday.
Striker Nicolas Anelka, who missed the 1-0 win over Fulham on Wednesday with a back injury, is fit but defender Alex (knee) misses out.
Sunderland striker Darren Bent will also miss the encounter as he continues to battle a hamstring injury which has ruled him out of the last two games.
Defender John Mensah is preparing to consult a specialist over the shoulder he dislocated during last weekend's 2-0 win over Stoke, while Anton Ferdinand (hamstring) will be missing too.
Sunderland goalkeeper Craig Gordon is desperate to make up for lost time as he heads for Chelsea for the first time.
Britain's most expensive goalkeeper has spent far too long on the sidelines for his own liking since he made his #9million switch from Hearts to Wearside in August 2007.
Gordon has started just 80 of Sunderland's 141 games since joining the Black Cats, and had to wait until Tuesday night`s 1-1 draw at Tottenham for his first appearance of the season.
And having regained his place after injury, he is determined to rediscover the form which so impressed manager Steve Bruce at the end of last season.
Gordon said: "It's not really that easy. I would like to get a run of games before I could say I was back at that standard.
"I had a good game on Tuesday night, I was happy with that for a first game back.
"It was always going to be a big test and I am glad to get through it and move on to the next one.
"Six months without a competitive game at this level is a long time. To come back in and have a few saves to make, it was nice to get straight back into the swing of things."
Sunday's trip to Stamford Bridge will provide Gordon with a new experience, and one he is looking forward to despite recent history suggesting that may not be wise, with Marton Fulop on the receiving end of 5-0 and 7-2 defeats in the last two seasons.
Gordon said: "It's a difficult one for us. It's a place that I have never managed to play yet through all the seasons I have been here, so hopefully if I can stay in on the back of the Spurs result I will get to play there at last and try to get something from the game."
Black Cats stun Chelsea
Goals from Nedum Onuoha, Asamoah Gyan and Danny Welbeck gave Sunderland a deserved 3-0 victory over Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
It was Chelsea's first home defeat since March and their first at the hands of Sunderland since 2001.
The visitors stunned Carlo Ancelotti's side on the stroke of half-time when Onuoha dribbled his way through the home defence to score.
Gyan added the second just after half-time with a cool finish and Welbeck seized on a poor backpass by Ashley Cole in the 87th minute to hand Chelsea their second defeat in three games.
Chelsea went into the game hoping to stretch their lead at the top of the table to five points but they never looked likely of winning this encounter.
The Wearsiders made a solid start and warned Chelsea inside the opening few minutes.
Midfielder Lee Cattermole cleverly intercepted an intended pass from Branislav Ivanovic and played the ball out to Gyan on the left.
The Sunderland striker, who scored the equaliser in their 1-1 against Tottenham in midweek, sent his shot just wide of the far post.
Chelsea, who beat Sunderland 7-2 last season, were struggling to make headway against Steve Bruce's side.
Chelsea's new defensive partnership of Paulo Ferriera and Ivanovic, forced upon them by injuries to captain John Terry and Alex, struggled to cope with the movement of Gyan and Welbeck.
In the 18th minute Chelsea managed to fashion their first real chance when John Mikel Obi put Nicolas Anelka in the clear but he could not control it in time and the opportunity went begging.
Moments later Florent Malouda created an opening for Yury Zhirkov but the Russia international ended his twisting run into the area with a shot that flashed past the far post.
Chelsea midfielder Ramires sent an 18-yard header towards the top corner in the 24th minute but Craig Gordon was able to make the save.
Sunderland defender Michael Turner was booked by referee Chris Foy after he brought down Didier Drogba on the edge of the penalty area in the 28th minute.
The Ivory Coast striker sent a rising free-kick just over the top of the crossbar but Chelsea earned a corner as his effort took a deflection.
His next effort, from 35 yards after Lee Cattermole has brought him down, went straight into the hands of Gordon.
But Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech kept the scores level in the 36th minute when Onuoha crossed for Welbeck to head the ball towards the bottom corner.
The Czech keeper dived low to his left to turn the ball around the post.
Sunderland were unlucky not to score from the resulting corner when Kieran Richardson sent a shot across the face of the goal.
Cech was the saviour again in the 38th minute when Gyan put Welbeck through but Cech saved with his feet.
Moments later Welbeck was brought down by Ivanovic when he got ahead of the defence and the Chelsea defender was lucky to get just a yellow card.
But after Cech made another superb double save, Onuoha dribbled through the Chelsea defence to put Sunderland in front. It was the first goal Chelsea had conceded at Stamford Bridge since they hosted Aston Villa in March.
Chelsea's afternoon got worse in the 52nd minute when Sunderland opened up their defence once more and Gyan added the second.
Jordan Henderson collected the ball from Welbeck and put Gyan clear, and the Sunderland striker made no mistake as he slipped the ball beyond Cech.
Chelsea were now rocking and unable to cope with Sunderland's quick passing and movement.
In the 59th minute Welbeck sent a curling effort just wide of the far post as the visitors threatened to add to their lead.
Chelsea had been restricted to a couple of long shots from Drogba and the boos rang out from the home fans when Malouda was replaced by Salomon Kalou.
The home side had rarely threatened in the second-half and Bolo Zenden almost made it three for the visitors when he tried to divert the ball past Cech from close range in the 63rd minute.
Chelsea huffed and puffed in a bid to get themselves back into the game but Anelka was just over with an 18-yard shot in the 86th minute.
And Sunderland made it three in the 87th minute when Chelsea defender Cole's poor back pass was intercepted by Welbeck and the striker kept his cool to beat Cech.
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