Sunderland v Chelsea: Premier League preview
Bottom club Sunderland host league leaders Chelsea on Wednesday night.
Sunderland suffered their tenth Premier League defeat of the season on Saturday, losing 3-0 at fellow relegation strugglers Swansea City.
Prior to the defeat, David Moyes side showed some form, winning three of their previous four matches.
By contrast, Chelsea recorded their ninth straight league win on Saturday, beating West Brom 1-0.
Diego Costa scored the winner to become the outright top goalscorer in the division with 12 goals to his name.
Antonio Conte’s side have kept seven clean sheets in their last nine.
This match looks to be foregone conclusion and another three points for the Blues, but stranger things have happened.
Didier Ndong is suspended after picking his fifth yellow card of the season at Swansea.
Jack Rodwell will miss out again with a hamstring problem.
Lee Cattermole, Paddy McNair, Duncan Watmore and Lynden Gooch are all long-term absentees for the Black Cats.
Chelsea have no new injury concerns ahead of Wednesday’s match, although Oscar (illness) and Kurt Zouma could come back into the 18-man squad.
Sunderland predicted line-up
Chelsea predicted line-up
101 Great Goals prediction
Sunderland 0-2 Chelsea