Paul Merson predicts Sunderland v Chelsea Premier League clash

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Former Arsenal star Paul Merson says that Chelsea will register a comfortable victory over Sunderland in the Premier League today.

Former Arsenal attacker Paul Merson has backed Chelsea to get the better of Sunderland away from home today.

The Blues will take on the Black Cats at the Stadium of Light in today’s evening kick-off in the Premier League.

Chelsea will be overwhelming favourites to win the match, and Merson predicts Jose Mourinho’s side to get all three points in Sunderland.

“I think Sunderland will be well out of their depth here,” the 46-year-old wrote on Skysports.com. “Chelsea are so good at the moment, it’s just phenomenal. Sunderland can play at 100 miles an hour and they’ll just get picked off.

“Chelsea can mix it at one stage and then they can play football, play with pace or slow the game down. They are the complete team; they don’t have a weak link.

“Their time may come later on when there are a few injuries but at the moment, I just can’t see anything but a Chelsea win.”

Chelsea will head into today’s encounter placed at the top of the Premier League table with 32 points from 12 matches, six points above second-placed Southampton.

Meanwhile, Sunderland are 14th in the standings with 13 points, just three points above the drop zone.

Anything other than a Chelsea win at the Stadium of Light will be an upset.

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