CONFIRMED: Sunderland and Chelsea line-ups

Sunderland Stadium of Light

Here is how Sunderland and Chelsea will line up for this afternoon’s match:

Sunderland starting XI: Pantilimon, Reveillere, Vergini, O'Shea, Brown, Larsson, Cattermole, Rodwell, Johnson, Fletcher, Wickham

Sunderland subs: Mannone, Coates, Bridcutt, Gomez, Alverez, Buckley, Altidore

Chelsea starting XI: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Matic, Fabregas, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Costa

Chelsea subs: Cech, Zouma, Luis, Mikel, Schurrle, Remy, Drogba

Sunderland take on Chelsea at the Stadium of Light this weekend with Jose Mourinho’s side looking to extend their unbeaten start to the season.

The Blues are currently six points clear at the top of the Premier League while the Black Cats are 14th in the table, but Sunderland’s recent record against today’s opponents is impressive.

Gus Poyet’s side are chasing a third straight win against the Blues but Jose Mourinho’s men have won their last nine games at this ground and few would bet against them making it 10.

Sunderland may have a poor home record in terms of victories, but only Arsenal have actually taken three points away from the Stadium of Light and that could be telling.

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