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16 Dec 2013 23:21:34

The Chance To Give The Fans SOMETHING!

A cup semi-final would do just fine right now. During a season of nothingness ... it's time we had something to shout about.

Team news for Tuesday night's Capital One Cup clash between Sunderland and Chelsea.

Branislav Ivanovic is suspended as Chelsea travel to Sunderland for the Capital One Cup quarter-final.

Cesar Azpilicueta will switch to right-back, with Ashley Cole at left-back, while Gary Cahill may return in central defence after being rested for the Barclays Premier League defeat of Crystal Palace, with John Terry possibly given the night off.

Manager Jose Mourinho is likely to make a number of further changes, with the December 23 Premier League clash at Arsenal in mind, while left-back Ryan Bertrand (knee) and midfielder Marco van Ginkel (knee) are out.

Sunderland midfielder Jack Colback will miss out through illness.

The 24-year-old sat out Saturday's 0-0 Barclays Premier League draw at West Ham with a virus and is still recovering, but is expected to be available for Saturday's home clash with Norwich.

Other than that, manager Gus Poyet has only goalkeeper Keiren Westwood (shoulder) and defender Carlos Cuellar (hip) unavailable.

Sunderland (from): Mannone, Pickford, Celustka, Dossena, Bardsley, O'Shea, Brown, Diakite, Roberge, Cattermole, Cabral, Gardner, Ki, Giaccherini, Johnson, Larsson, Ba, Karlsson, Mavrias, Fletcher, Altidore, Borini.

Chelsea (from): Cech, Cole, Luiz, Essien, Ramires, Lampard, Torres, Mata, Oscar, Mikel, Schurrle, De Bruyne, Hazard, Ba, Willian, Schwarzer, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Eto'o, Blackman.

Tuesday December 17League Cup19:45 Leicester City v Manchester City 19:45 Sunderland v Chelsea

Wednesday December 18League Cup19:45 Stoke City v Man Utd 19:45 Tottenham v West Ham United

The last time Chelsea came to Stadium of Light ...

2013/14 SUNDERLAND 3 CHELSEA 4

SUNDERLAND: 25. Vito Mannone 2. Phil Bardsley 16. John O'Shea 5. Wes Brown 3. Andrea Dossena 4. Ki Sung-Yueng 23. Emanuele Giaccherini 65' 8. Craig Gardner 80' 14. Jack Colback 57' 31. Fabio Borini 17. Jozy Altidore Subs: 7. Sebastian Larsson 57' 9. Steven Fletcher 80' 11. Adam Johnson 65' 12. Ondrej Celustka 13. Jordan Pickford 29. Valentin Roberge 33. Lee Cattermole

CHELSEA: 1. Petr Cech 2. Branislav Ivanovic 24. Gary Cahill 26. John Terry 28. Cesar Azpilicueta 7. Ramires 8. Frank Lampard 10. Juan Mata 81' 22. Willian 90' 17. Eden Hazard 9. Fernando Torres 65' Subs: 3. Ashley Cole 5. Michael Essien 12. John Obi Mikel 81' 14. Andre Schurrle 90' 15. Kevin De Bruyne 19. Demba Ba 65' 23. Mark Schwarzer

Eden Hazard turned in a virtuoso display as Chelsea came out on top in a seven-goal thriller at Sunderland.

The Belgium international was both provider and scorer on the night, producing the cross from which Frank Lampard cancelled out Jozy Altidore's opener and then two pieces of individual magic to effectively win the game.

Victory on Wearside helped second-placed Chelsea to maintain the pressure on Barclays Premier League leaders Arsenal despite falling behind for the third time in as many games.

However, it left Sunderland deep in trouble despite a spirited performance as manager Gus Poyet's run of three successive home victories in all competitions came to an end in front of a crowd of 40,652.

Hazard's intervention was vital for Jose Mourinho's men with Altidore having given the Black Cats a 14th-minute lead with his first league goal for the club.

However, Chelsea's response was concerted with Juan Mata, Lampard, and Ramires all influential, and they were back on terms barely before the home fans had stopped celebrating through Lampard's fifth goal of the season, a close-range header.

But it was Hazard who stole the show, capping a fine individual first-half display with an enterprising 37th-minute run and sumptuous finish to restore order.

John O'Shea dragged the home side right back into it five minutes into the second half when Chelsea made a hash of clearing Emanuele Giaccherini's less-than-sweetly-struck corner, and the defender helped it into the net to rekindle his side's hopes.

But Hazard was not done and it was he who ensured that the points headed south when he took it upon himself to leave defenders in his wake once again to rifle a 62nd-minute shot past keeper Vito Mannone.

There was late drama as full-back Phil Bardsley scored at both ends inside a minute, but the outcome remained the same.

Fourteen years ago to the day, Poyet, then wearing the blue of Chelsea, heading for the away dressing room at the Stadium of Light wondering what had hit him with his side trailing 4-0.

This time around, he found himself on the other side of the corridor facing the task of lifting his players after seeing them take the lead, only for the visitors to mount a powerful fightback.

The Black Cats had slipped back to the foot of the table without kicking a ball on Tuesday evening as a result of Crystal Palace's 1-0 win over West Ham, and they emerged determined to do all they could to address that situation in the most trying of circumstances.

Their initial efforts could not be faulted as they took the game to the Blues with Giaccherini forcing a first-minute block from Cesar Azpilicueta and Fabio Borini sending a cross across the face of goal seconds later.

But keeper Petr Cech was eventually beaten with 17 minutes gone when, after Andrea Dossena's tame free-kick had come back of the wall, Jack Colback slipped the ball to Altidore and he span John Terry before blasting a left-foot shot past the helpless Cech.

The lead, however, lasted just three minutes when, after Sunderland failed to deal fully with Juan Mata's corner, Hazard recycled the ball, wrong-footed Bardsley and crossed for Lampard to head home unopposed.

Sunderland refused to be cowed by Mourinho's men despite their freedom of movement in midfielder, and with Altidore ruffling the feathers of Terry and Gary Cahill and Dossena providing a useful outlet down the left, pressed once again.

Cech had to turn away Dossena's stinging 31st-minute effort, which may have been going wide anyway, but opposite number Mannone was not so fortunate six minutes later.

Fernando Torres helped on a long clearance to Hazard on the left and he cut inside past Bardsley and the covering Craig Gardner before firing across the Italian and into the far corner.

But Sunderland refused to give up and they were back on terms within five minutes of the restart when Giaccherini's skidding corner was allowed to reach O'Shea, who swept it past Cech to level.

Chelsea should have been back in front seven minutes later when Ramires robbed Jack Colback and fed Torres, who in turn picked out Hazard in space.

He slid past O'Shea and Ki Sung-yueng with ease before unleashing a shot which Mannone managed to beat away to Torres, who skied his follow-up high over.

But it was Hazard who did the trick once again with 62 minutes gone, collecting Lampard's intelligent back-heel and rounding O'Shea before beating the helpless Mannone with ease.

Bardsley turned substitute Demba Ba's cross into his own net six minutes from time, but then converted Sebastian Larsson's corner at the other end seconds later, although ultimately to no avail.

SUNDERLAND v CHELSEA

Season Date Home Score Away Competition 2013/2014 Wed 04 Dec Sunderland 3 - 4 Chelsea Premier League   2012/2013 Sun 07 Apr Chelsea 2 - 1 Sunderland Premier League    Sat 08 Dec Sunderland 1 - 3 Chelsea Premier League   2011/2012 Sat 14 Jan Chelsea 1 - 0 Sunderland Premier League    Sat 10 Sep Sunderland 1 - 2 Chelsea Premier League   2010/2011 Tue 01 Feb Sunderland 2 - 4 Chelsea Premier League    Sun 14 Nov Chelsea 0 - 3 Sunderland Premier League   2009/2010 Sat 16 Jan Chelsea 7 - 2 Sunderland Premier League    Tue 18 Aug Sunderland 1 - 3 Chelsea Premier League   2008/2009 Sun 24 May Sunderland 2 - 3 Chelsea Premier League    Sat 01 Nov Chelsea 5 - 0 Sunderland Premier League   2007/2008 Sat 15 Mar Sunderland 0 - 1 Chelsea Premier League    Sat 08 Dec Chelsea 2 - 0 Sunderland Premier League   2005/2006 Sun 15 Jan Sunderland 1 - 2 Chelsea Premiership    Sat 10 Sep Chelsea 2 - 0 Sunderland Premiership   2002/2003 Sat 05 Apr Sunderland 1 - 2 Chelsea Premiership    Sat 30 Nov Chelsea 3 - 0 Sunderland Premiership   2001/2002 Sat 16 Mar Chelsea 4 - 0 Sunderland Premiership    Sun 09 Dec Sunderland 0 - 0 Chelsea Premiership   2000/2001 Sat 17 Mar Chelsea 2 - 4 Sunderland Premiership    Sat 14 Oct Sunderland 1 - 0 Chelsea Premiership   1999/2000 Sat 04 Dec Sunderland 4 - 1 Chelsea Premiership    Sat 07 Aug Chelsea 4 - 0 Sunderland Premiership   1996/1997 Sun 16 Mar Chelsea 6 - 2 Sunderland Premiership    Sun 15 Dec Sunderland 3 - 0 Chelsea Premiership   1991/1992 Wed 18 Mar Sunderland 2 - 1 Chelsea F.A. Cup    Mon 09 Mar Chelsea 1 - 1 Sunderland F.A. Cup   1990/1991 Sat 19 Jan Sunderland 1 - 0 Chelsea First Division    Sat 08 Sep Chelsea 3 - 2 Sunderland First Division   1988/1989 Tue 21 Mar Sunderland 1 - 2 Chelsea Second Division    Sat 12 Nov Chelsea 1 - 1 Sunderland Second Division   1984/1985 Sat 30 Mar Sunderland 0 - 2 Chelsea First Division    Mon 27 Aug Chelsea 1 - 0 Sunderland First Division   1979/1980 Sat 03 Nov Sunderland 2 - 1 Chelsea Second Division    Sat 18 Aug Chelsea 0 - 0 Sunderland Second Division   1975/1976 Sat 20 Dec Chelsea 1 - 0 Sunderland Second Division    Sat 16 Aug Sunderland 2 - 1 Chelsea Second Division   1969/1970 Sat 31 Jan Chelsea 3 - 1 Sunderland First Division    Sat 04 Oct Sunderland 0 - 0 Chelsea First Division   1968/1969 Sat 22 Feb Chelsea 5 - 1 Sunderland First Division    Sat 07 Dec Sunderland 3 - 2 Chelsea First Division   1967/1968 Sat 27 Apr Chelsea 1 - 0 Sunderland First Division    Sat 02 Dec Sunderland 2 - 3 Chelsea First Division   1966/1967 Sat 14 Jan Sunderland 2 - 0 Chelsea First Division    Sat 10 Sep Chelsea 1 - 1 Sunderland First Division   1965/1966 Sat 16 Apr Sunderland 2 - 0 Chelsea First Division    Tue 22 Feb Chelsea 3 - 2 Sunderland First Division   1964/1965 Sat 19 Dec Sunderland 3 - 0 Chelsea First Division    Sat 29 Aug Chelsea 3 - 1 Sunderland First Division   1962/1963 Sat 18 May Sunderland 0 - 1 Chelsea Second Division    Sat 08 Sep Chelsea 1 - 0 Sunderland Second Division   1957/1958 Sat 29 Mar Chelsea 0 - 0 Sunderland First Division    Sat 16 Nov Sunderland 2 - 2 Chelsea First Division   1956/1957 Sat 23 Mar Chelsea 0 - 2 Sunderland First Division    Sat 10 Nov Sunderland 1 - 3 Chelsea First Division   1955/1956 Sat 14 Jan Chelsea 2 - 3 Sunderland First Division    Sat 10 Sep Sunderland 4 - 3 Chelsea First Division   1954/1955 Tue 29 Mar Chelsea 2 - 1 Sunderland First Division    Sat 06 Nov Sunderland 3 - 3 Chelsea First Division   1953/1954 Sat 20 Feb Sunderland 1 - 2 Chelsea First Division    Sat 03 Oct Chelsea 2 - 2 Sunderland First Division   1952/1953 Sat 07 Feb Chelsea 3 - 2 Sunderland First Division    Sat 20 Sep Sunderland 2 - 1 Chelsea First Division   1951/1952 Sat 09 Feb Sunderland 4 - 1 Chelsea First Division    Sat 29 Sep Chelsea 2 - 1 Sunderland First Division   1950/1951 Sat 17 Mar Sunderland 1 - 1 Chelsea First Division    Sat 28 Oct Chelsea 3 - 0 Sunderland First Division   1949/1950 Sat 06 May Sunderland 4 - 1 Chelsea First Division    Wed 07 Sep Chelsea 3 - 1 Sunderland First Division   1948/1949 Sat 30 Apr Chelsea 0 - 1 Sunderland First Division    Sat 04 Dec Sunderland 3 - 0 Chelsea First Division   1947/1948 Wed 17 Sep Sunderland 2 - 3 Chelsea First Division    Wed 10 Sep Chelsea 1 - 1 Sunderland First Division   1946/1947 Sat 22 Mar Chelsea 2 - 1 Sunderland First Division    Sat 16 Nov Sunderland 1 - 2 Chelsea First Division   1938/1939 Sat 18 Mar Sunderland 3 - 2 Chelsea First Division    Sat 12 Nov Chelsea 4 - 0 Sunderland First Division   1937/1938 Sat 19 Mar Sunderland 1 - 1 Chelsea First Division    Sat 06 Nov Chelsea 0 - 0 Sunderland First Division   1936/1937 Sat 20 Mar Sunderland 2 - 3 Chelsea First Division    Sat 14 Nov Chelsea 1 - 3 Sunderland First Division   1935/1936 Sat 01 Feb Sunderland 3 - 3 Chelsea First Division    Sat 28 Sep Chelsea 3 - 1 Sunderland First Division   1934/1935 Sat 19 Jan Chelsea 2 - 2 Sunderland First Division    Sat 08 Sep Sunderland 4 - 0 Chelsea First Division   1933/1934 Mon 01 Jan Sunderland 0 - 0 Chelsea First Division    Tue 26 Dec Chelsea 4 - 0 Sunderland First Division   1932/1933 Sat 06 May Chelsea 1 - 1 Sunderland First Division    Sat 24 Dec Sunderland 2 - 1 Chelsea First Division   1931/1932 Wed 02 Mar Chelsea 2 - 2 Sunderland First Division    Sat 17 Oct Sunderland 2 - 1 Chelsea First Division   1930/1931 Sat 18 Apr Sunderland 2 - 0 Chelsea First Division    Sat 13 Dec Chelsea 5 - 0 Sunderland First Division   1923/1924 Sat 26 Apr Chelsea 4 - 1 Sunderland First Division    Wed 17 Oct Sunderland 2 - 0 Chelsea First Division   1922/1923 Sat 28 Oct Sunderland 1 - 1 Chelsea First Division    Sat 21 Oct Chelsea 1 - 3 Sunderland First Division   1921/1922 Sat 22 Apr Sunderland 1 - 2 Chelsea First Division    Sat 15 Apr Chelsea 1 - 0 Sunderland First Division   1920/1921 Sat 19 Mar Sunderland 1 - 0 Chelsea First Division    Sat 12 Mar Chelsea 3 - 1 Sunderland First Division   1919/1920 Wed 10 Sep Sunderland 3 - 2 Chelsea First Division    Mon 01 Sep Chelsea 2 - 0 Sunderland First Division   1914/1915 Sat 03 Apr Chelsea 3 - 0 Sunderland First Division    Sat 28 Nov Sunderland 2 - 1 Chelsea First Division   1913/1914 Sat 18 Apr Sunderland 2 - 0 Chelsea First Division    Sat 13 Dec Chelsea 1 - 1 Sunderland First Division   1912/1913 Sat 08 Feb Sunderland 4 - 0 Chelsea First Division    Sat 05 Oct Chelsea 2 - 0 Sunderland First Division   1909/1910 Sat 12 Mar Chelsea 1 - 4 Sunderland First Division    Sat 30 Oct Sunderland 4 - 0 Chelsea First Division   1908/1909 Sat 13 Feb Sunderland 1 - 2 Chelsea First Division    Sat 10 Oct Chelsea 2 - 0 Sunderland First Division   1907/1908 Sat 29 Feb Chelsea 2 - 1 Sunderland First Division    Sat 02 Nov Sunderland 3 - 0 Chelsea First Division  

 

 

Source: Sunderland-Mad


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