Jermain Defoe says John Terry was shocked by Sunderland's start against Chelsea

Sunderland beat Chelsea 3-2 on Saturday in a huge boost to their Premier League survival hopes.

Jermain Defoe has told Sunderland’s official website that Chelsea captain John Terry was shocked by their start in Saturday’s clash.

Sunderland hosted Chelsea on Saturday as they sought to give their survival hopes a boost.

They did just that, coming back twice from a goal down to secure a 3-2 win courtesy of yet another Jermain Defoe goal.

That result moved Sunderland out of the relegation zone and they can now seal their survival with a win over Everton in midweek.

The Chelsea clash was a scintillating game of football, and Defoe says Terry came up to him during the game and admitted he was surprised by the fast start.

“After the first five minutes on Saturday John Terry came up to me and said ‘wow what a start’,” he told

“He thought the way we set out our stall was unbelievable so credit to the lads because they never stopped believing.”

Sunderland will now be hoping they can recreate that fine performance to secure the win they need against the Toffees this week.

They will certainly be confident of doing so, with Everton ending the season on a low and looking disinterested to say the least.

That is ideal for the Black Cats, who will be keen to take advantage of their opponents' apparent low confidence to ensure their own Premier League survival.

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