PHOTOS: Chelsea striker Diego Costa should have been sent off for this

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Some of the tell tale snapshots from Chelsea's game with Sunderland yesterday.

Chelsea's run of great form in the Premier League came to an end after a rather dishevelled display against a robust Sunderland side in the North East.

They dominated for large periods of the game but failed to truly challenge Costel Pantilimon in the Sunderland goal, in the end a 0-0 draw the result their performance deserved.

There were a few talking points from the game.

Branislav Ivanovic's excellent performance at right-back defensively was, as per usual. But his inability to get forward was a real thorn in Chelsea's side for much of the game. The other major talking point was probably Diego Costa again showing off his edgy attitude.

The Spanish international was lucky not to see red in the game. His kick out at John O'Shea was perhaps fortunately not toward a player who would make a bigger deal of such a collision. His mid-air elbow on Wes Brown was accidental but accumulatively he was lucky not to get his marching orders.

Mourinho knew this as well, hence why he subbed him off in the second half.

The booking does mean he misses the game with Tottenham Hotspur in midweek.

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