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  • Date:08 Dec 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Stadium of Light
  • Attendance:39,273
  • Johnson (65)
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  • Torres (10) Torres - pen (45)
    Mata (48)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92mins

Connor Wickham takes a shot. Save made by Petr Cech. James McClean takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Emboaba Oscar manages to make a clearance. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Gardner by Ashley Cole. Craig Gardner shoots direct from the free kick, Effort from the edge of the box by Jack Colback goes wide of the left-hand post. Save made by Petr Cech.

89mins

The ball is swung over by Danny Rose, clearance made by Ashley Cole.

87mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Juan Mata on Jack Colback. Booking for Juan Mata for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.

85mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nascimento Ramires on Louis Saha. Nascimento Ramires goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Craig Gardner. The assistant referee signals for offside against Fernando Torres. Indirect free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.

84mins

Frank Lampard takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.

82mins

The ball is swung over by Craig Gardner, Branislav Ivanovic manages to make a clearance. The ball is swung over by James McClean, save made by Petr Cech.

81mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Emboaba Oscar on Sebastian Larsson. Sebastian Larsson goes off and Louis Saha comes on. Craig Gardner restarts play with the free kick.

80mins

Handball decision goes against Fernando Torres. Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.

79mins

(Chelsea) makes a substitution, with Frank Lampard coming on for Eden Hazard.

78mins

The ball is crossed by Fernando Torres, clearance by Jack Colback.

77mins

Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson from the left by-line, Emboaba Oscar makes a clearance.

74mins

Ashley Cole gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Connor Wickham. Shot comes in from Adam Johnson from the free kick, Petr Cech makes a save. Inswinging corner taken by Adam Johnson from the right by-line. Stephane Sessegnon sends in a cross, clearance made by Emboaba Oscar.

74mins

Stephane Sessegnon crosses the ball, save by Petr Cech.

72mins

The ball is sent over by Eden Hazard, Danny Rose gets a block in. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Rose by Branislav Ivanovic. Branislav Ivanovic receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Jack Colback takes the direct free kick. Juan Mata gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James McClean. Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.

71mins

Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Fernando Torres.

69mins

Unfair challenge on Ryan Bertrand by Craig Gardner results in a free kick. Petr Cech takes the free kick. Connor Wickham takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Cahill.

69mins

Centre by Jack Colback, clearance by Ashley Cole.

66mins

Adam Johnson grabs a goal from inside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Sunderland 1-3 Chelsea.Assist on the goal came from James McClean. Jack Colback is brought on as a substitute for Phil Bardsley. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nascimento Ramires by Danny Rose. Free kick taken by Juan Mata.

65mins

Corner taken by Adam Johnson. Corner taken right-footed by Phil Bardsley from the left by-line, save by Petr Cech.

61mins

Sebastian Larsson fouled by Juan Mata, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Bertrand comes on in place of Victor Moses. Simon Mignolet takes the direct free kick.

60mins

Emboaba Oscar produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

58mins

The ball is crossed by Branislav Ivanovic.

56mins

The ball is swung over by James McClean.

53mins

James McClean delivers the ball. The ball is sent over by James McClean, Petr Cech makes a save.

52mins

Victor Moses produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

52mins

Branislav Ivanovic takes a shot. Danny Rose gets a block in.

48mins

The ball is delivered by Victor Moses. Fernando Torres takes a shot. Juan Mata fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sunderland 0-3 Chelsea.The assist for the goal came from Fernando Torres.

47mins

Juan Mata produces a cross, Simon Mignolet makes a save.

47mins

Sebastian Larsson gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Nascimento Ramires. Fernando Torres scores a placed penalty. Sunderland 0-2 Chelsea.The assist for the goal came from Nascimento Ramires.

47mins

The ball is swung over by Juan Mata. Emboaba Oscar challenges Craig Gardner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Simon Mignolet takes the direct free kick.

46mins

Phil Bardsley produces a cross, clearance made by Emboaba Oscar.

45mins

James McClean delivers the ball, David Luiz makes a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson from the left by-line, clearance by Emboaba Oscar.

45mins

Danny Rose fouled by Fernando Torres, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.

44mins

Foul by Juan Mata on Danny Rose, free kick awarded. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.

43mins

Craig Gardner challenges Emboaba Oscar unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Gardner goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Emboaba Oscar takes the free kick.

41mins

Fernando Torres sends in a cross, Sebastian Larsson makes a clearance. Effort from outside the box by Craig Gardner goes wide right of the target.

41mins

Ashley Cole produces a cross, Carlos Cuellar manages to make a clearance.

40mins

The referee blows for offside against Fernando Torres. John O'Shea takes the free kick.

37mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Juan Mata by Phil Bardsley. Juan Mata crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance by Danny Rose. Emboaba Oscar produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

36mins

Nascimento Ramires has an effort at goal from a long way out that misses to the right of the target.

34mins

Craig Gardner takes a shot. Gary Cahill gets a block in. Danny Rose produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

32mins

Eden Hazard sends in a cross, Carlos Cuellar manages to make a clearance.

31mins

Adam Johnson sends in a cross, blocked by Ashley Cole. Corner from the right by-line taken by Adam Johnson, save by Petr Cech.

30mins

Craig Gardner fouled by Nascimento Ramires, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John O'Shea.

27mins

Phil Bardsley takes a shot. Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Save made by Petr Cech. Corner taken by Adam Johnson, save made by Petr Cech. Free kick awarded for a foul by Juan Mata on Danny Rose. Free kick taken by Danny Rose. Corner taken by Adam Johnson from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Nascimento Ramires.

26mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Juan Mata. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.

23mins

Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson, Carlos Cuellar takes a shot. Ashley Cole gets a block in. Victor Moses fouled by Sebastian Larsson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Victor Moses.

20mins

Oriol Romeu leaves the field to be replaced by Emboaba Oscar.

16mins

Sebastian Larsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Nascimento Ramires. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from David Luiz.

15mins

Phil Bardsley challenges Eden Hazard unfairly and gives away a free kick. Eden Hazard takes the direct free kick.

13mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephane Sessegnon on Nascimento Ramires. Branislav Ivanovic takes the free kick.

11mins

Eden Hazard crosses the ball, Fernando Torres finds the net with a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Sunderland 0-1 Chelsea.The assist for the goal came from Eden Hazard.

10mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Oriol Romeu on Stephane Sessegnon. Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.

9mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Phil Bardsley on Ashley Cole. Juan Mata restarts play with the free kick.

7mins

Fernando Torres takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet. Connor Wickham concedes a free kick for a foul on David Luiz. Direct free kick taken by David Luiz.

6mins

Centre by Branislav Ivanovic, clearance by John O'Shea.

5mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Juan Mata played to the near post, Craig Gardner manages to make a clearance.

3mins

A cross is delivered by James McClean, clearance by Ashley Cole.

Match Preview

O'Neill confident of Black Cats turnaround Martin O'Neill's first anniversary as Sunderland manager arrived this week with the Black Cats mired in the Barclays Premier League's bottom four - but it is nothing the Northern Irishman has not been through before as he prepares to meet Chelsea. Having taken over from Steve Bruce with Sunderland in a similar position, O'Neill made an instant impact and appeared to have turned things around, but the end of the campaign was tough and they have carried on in the same vein this season. The Black Cats head into Saturday's home clash with the Blues having won only two of their last 22 league games and stuck one point above the relegation zone. But O'Neill remains confident there are much better times ahead, and he has the experience to back it up. He said: "I've been in management 20 years. I've had tougher times at other clubs and we've come through them. When I went to Leicester City, the first 10 or 11 games I couldn't win a match to save my life. "We turned that round and were pretty successful. "The first year at Aston Villa was exceptionally tough indeed. We'll pull round and, inevitably I hope, we'll get a team that the supporters are really proud of. "It's been a tough start to the season. It hasn't come as any major surprise to me. The team is essentially the same as last season so it's a tough struggle, but we'll get there." As well as his own experience, O'Neill also believes last season's struggles put Sunderland in a good position to turn things around. He said: "There's lots of elements attached to this. The unity is very important of course but the players this time last year were in a similar position so we've got a bit of experience of that. "We'd obviously hope that experience plus the spirit that exists in the squad would give us a headstart." Defender John O'Shea and striker Steven Fletcher are both in contention. O'Shea is the more likely to feature having trained this week following a calf injury, while leading scorer Fletcher will be assessed on Friday. The Scot was forced off at half-time in last weekend's defeat by Norwich with an ankle problem and saw a specialist this week. Captain Lee Cattermole is expected to be out for another two months after damaging knee ligaments. Chelsea received mixed news on the injury front with John Terry's unavailability for the FIFA Club World Cup tempered by the imminent return of Frank Lampard. Terry has been advised against travelling to the tournament in Japan due to the possibility that his recovery from knee ligament damage may be hampered by inflammation during the 12-and-a-half hour flight. Interim manager Rafael Benitez has refused to set a date for his comeback, but was able to confirm that Lampard will participate in Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Sunderland. Lampard has been sidelined since October with a calf problem but has been passed fit, while Daniel Sturridge could feature in the Club World Cup but will not play at the Stadium of Light following his battle with a hamstring injury. Chelsea depart for Japan on Saturday evening and while Benitez admitted Terry was disappointed to have missed out, he understands his rehabilitation requires patience. "John was quite excited about the competition because it was something different and a great opportunity," the Spaniard said. "But we had to be cautious because of his knee problem. He wanted to go and to help, but it's better that he stays. "We don't know when he'll play. With this type of problem you have to wait and see how he reacts. "He's training very hard, but knees are a special case because it's not muscle there are lots of joints to fix. He knows we have to be patient."

Formation:4411Manager: Martin O'Neill

Sunderland

Formation: 4231Manager: Rafael Benitez

Chelsea

  • Simon Mignolet
  • Phil Bardsley
  • Carlos Cuellar
  • John O'Shea
  • Danny Rose
  • Adam Johnson
  • Craig Gardner
  • Sebastian Larsson
  • James McClean
  • Stephane Sessegnon
  • Connor Wickham
  • SUBS
  • Keiren Westwood
  • Fraizer Campbell
  • Matthew Kilgallon
  • Jack Colback
  • David Vaughan
  • Titus Bramble
  • Louis Saha

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LLWLDL
  • Sunderland
  • VS
  • Chelsea
  • DDLDDL

Last Meetings

  • Chelsea
  • 1 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 14/01/2012
  • Sunderland
  • 1 - 2
  • Chelsea
  • 10/09/2011
  • Sunderland
  • 2 - 4
  • Chelsea
  • 01/02/2011
  • Chelsea
  • 0 - 3
  • Sunderland
  • 14/11/2010
  • Chelsea
  • 7 - 2
  • Sunderland
  • 16/01/2010
  • Sunderland
  • 1 - 3
  • Chelsea
  • 18/08/2009

Top Scorers

Sunderland

  • S Fletcher 6
  • C Gardner 2
  • S Sessegnon 2
  • CJ Cuellar 1
  • A Johnson 1

Chelsea

  • JM Mata 5
  • FJ Torres 4
  • B Ivanovic 3
  • G Cahill 2
  • E Hazard 2
  • F Lampard 1
  • J Terry 1
  • A Cole 1
  • D Sturridge 1
  • V Moses 1
  • NS Ramires 1

Goals

Sunderland

    • Total goals 31
    • Goals per game 13
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Chelsea

    • Total goals 43
    • Goals per game 25
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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