David Moyes wants similar atmosphere to Sunderland's last clash with Chelsea as he praises league leaders

Sunderland manager David Moyes before the match

Sunderland manager David Moyes addressed the media ahead of his side's clash with Chelsea in the Premier League tomorrow night.

Sunderland manager David Moyes has said he would like an atmosphere similar to the one against Chelsea last season, which saw the Black Cats narrowly beat their opponents in a 3-2 thriller, he told reporters at his pre-match press conference, as reported by Sunderland's official Twitter account

It was a key game for Sam Allardyce's side in their bid to avoid the drop and remain in the Premier League. However, Sunderland are facing a very different Chelsea this season - who are on a nine-game winning run and are top of the Premier League.

Sunderland manager David Moyes in the standsSunderland manager David Moyes in the stands

Moyes told reporters at his press conference: "If we can get an atmosphere like last season against Chelsea it will give us every chance, and it would be terrific."

Antonio Conte's side has won many plaudits for the change in system that appears to have sparked this winning run, with the league leaders now playing with a back three that the Chelsea boss adopted during his time at Juventus and in charge of the Italian national side. 

Moyes is aware of the enormous task facing his side tomorrow night: "I don't think anyone has won the Premier League playing three at the back for a full season. At the moment it looks as if they could.

"People will try and find a way of beating Chelsea's system, but it's not just the system - they have real quality players."

Chelsea manager Antonio ConteChelsea manager Antonio Conte

It's a clash that means it's bottom versus top after Sunderland's recent revival hit the buffers at the weekend. They were on a run of three wins from four games, but succumbed to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of fellow strugglers Swansea City - which leaves them two points adrift of safety.

Moyes added: "We were on a good run and we wanted to keep it going. It wasn't to be. We're now back at home and we'll try to pick points up."

If they were to end Chelsea's winning run, it will provide a real morale boost and instill a little more belief among his players. 

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