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SUN
90+6'
Sunderland win a game! Liverpool win the league! That's full time.
90+4'
Mike Dean starts a counter-attack as he intercepts the ball in midfield, and Sunderland give it to Altidore. You know what happens from there. No goal.
90+3'
 
Larsson is replaced by Celustka.
Sunderland Substitution
Chelsea Yellow card

Chelsea

Sunderland

90+2'
 
Chelsea have had 30 attempts, but that gives the wrong impression. They've been rotten. Torres is booked for a challenge in his own half.
90+1'
There will be five minutes of added time. Terry sends a header straight at Mannone.
90'
Willian's long through ball is hoofed away.
87'
Chelsea are absolutely fuming. It really isn't clear if it was a penalty at all.
85'
Torres goes psat three plays and has a cross blocked. They want but don't get a penalty.
84'
Schurrle's long range shot is tiped over by Mannone and clear the corner.
83'
 
Rui Faria has been sent off. He's absolutely tearing a strip off Mike Dean, and Mourinho has to hold him back. He genuinely looks like he'll chin the referee, and he's been sent off!
Sunderland Penalty

Right Footed - Bottom Center

82'
 
GOAL! Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland. Borini scores. A low, skidded penalty just to the left of Schwarzer, diving to his right.
81'
PENALTY! Azpilicueta slips, Altidore gets the ball and drives towards the byline. Azpilicueta's sliding tackle brings down Borini and the ref awards a penalty.
80'
The corner is heaeed away at the near post, it's easily cleared. Ramieres lifts it into the box, and Matic heads it on to Torres, whose header is easily stopped at the near post.
79'
Schurrle finds Willian, who is forced back towards his goal. He passes to Azpilicueta,, whose cross drops to Torres, and his shot is deflected over for a corner on the right wing.
77'
Sunderland's turn to concede a corner as Alonso puts the ball behind. Willian takes, Ba heads out to Willian again, and his cross is met with an overhead kick from Torres, well over.
76'
Alonso very obviously gives away a foul on Cahill, but the referee gives nothing. Ridiculous. Borini breaks ont the right, and Ivanovic slides to put the ball behind for a corner.
75'
Ba backheels a deflected shot from Schurrle against Mannone to win a corner on the left. It's a woeful cross, cleared at the near post.
Chelsea Substitution
74'
Borini wins a corner on the right wing. Torres replaces Eto'o.
73'
Mannone punches Willian's cross into the box. Chelsea are just launching the bal forward. Torres is warming up.
Sunderland Yellow card

Chelsea

Sunderland

72'
 
Ba is blocked by Brown, who is booked, as he ran towards goal down the inside left channel.
71'
I was wrong, it was a drop ball as the ref wanted to make sure Mannone was OK.
69'
Sunderland aren't even playing well, that's the thing. Mannone heads a long ball from Schwarzer away, and wins a foul from Eto'o - despite it being Brown who ran straight into him.
68'
Chelsea have nothing to give. This is terrible.
Chelsea Substitution
Sunderland Substitution
66'
 
Wickham is swapped for Altidore, and Schurrle for Salah.
Sunderland Substitution
65'
Willian gets to the bylne, pulls the ball back for Ba, who slips and slices his shot miles wide!
64'
Wickham slips as he is on the verge of finding space just inside the box. Borini trips Ramires.
63'
Cahill sends the ball back to the keeper, who sends a daft short ball forward. Chelsea are playing so badly.
62'
Azpilicueta uses a stepover to evade Vergini, but he overruns the ball and it's out over the byline. He seems to have hurt himself by running into the advertising hoardings.
61'
Chelsea have had 63% of the ball so far.
60'
The corner comes to Ba, who has his cross cleared. Chelsea boo the players when Ramires sends a ball back to Schwarzer.
Chelsea Substitution
59'
 
Ramires has a shot deflected off Larsson, and Demba Ba comes on to replace Oscar.
58'
This is a game being played in utterly miserable circumstances. It's the most cynical stuff I've seen since Real-Barca a few years ago.
57'
Matic fouls Wickham, with an arm across his face. He's not booked.
Sunderland Yellow card

Chelsea

Sunderland

56'
 
Cattermole grabs Oscar after Oscar tackles him, throws him to the ground and then has a kick. He's booked.
55'
Azpilicueta just gets a toe to a Willian diagonal pass, but it's overrun and out for a goal kick.
54'
Chelsea are faffing about far too much. They aren't moving the ball quickly enough to make room against a massed defence.
52'
Oscar brings the ball forward and sends a weak shot straight into the arms of Mannone. A waste when there were options either side.
51'
Ramires has a shot from distance that is deflected over the bar for a Willian corner on the left. It's curled into the box, but headed away for a goal kick.
50'
The corner is well cleared. Ramires comes forward, finds Salah. The ball comes out to Ramires to cross, but it's deflected into the path of Mannone.
49'
A cross from Eto'o on the left, getting onto a Matic pass, but he's tackled and Chelsea have a corner.
48'
Ivanovic sets Willian on his way as Chelsea break, he sends the ball left or Eto'o, and he curls the ball just wide of goal.
47'
Wickham's cross is blocked by Ivanovic, and Sunderland have a corner.
46'
Ivanovic goes in a little late on Alonso, treading on his toes. You can imagine the kind of reaction that Alonso has - it is not commensurate with the preceding foul.
45+2'
Oscar wins a throw on the right, Ramires elects to pass to Salah, and the referee blows for half-time.
45'
Ramires elbows Larsson in the face. The ref misses that too, proving his incompetence. Terry then sets Johnson through with a run on goal, but manages to tackle it before anything too bad happens.
44'
A great ball over the top for Salah. He crosses for Willian who edges the ball against Mannone. The ball loops up for Ramires to head into an empty net, but Larsson barges straight into him. The ref gives nothing, despite Larsson committing an obvious foul that stopped Ramires from heading on target.
42'
Ivanovic has a long range shot pushed away, and Salah follows up with a shot from a tight angle, but Mannone pushes it away. Moments later, Chelsea appeal for a handball in the box when Borini heads against Alonso's arm. Then Samuel Eto'o curls a weak shot straight at Mannone.
41'
Chelsea are camped in Sunderland's half, but Sunderland are defending well enough and deep enough for it not to be a great danger.
40'
Willian finds Ivanovic, who crosses towards Salah, but his header is weak.
39'
Chelsea break forward and Johnson concedes an obvious handball to stop the play.
38'
Chelsea are struggling to create anything. Old Chelsea would fancy their chances from set pieces, but that's less common (I could be totally wrong on this, really) these days.
36'
Ramires finds Eto'o, who lays the ball off to Eto'o. Chelsea work the ball to the middle with Matic, and it's back to the left with Willian. He spots Ramires's run into the box, and the midfielder is tackled, winning a corner. Ivanovic heads into the ground, it bounces off Mannone onto the bar and back into the 'keeper's arms.
35'
O'Shea, who had to stretch to cut out a ball forward from Ivanovic, is fouled by Oscar and Sunderland will clear with Mannone.
34'
A long throw for Sunderland on the right wing. Wickham takes, and Ramires hooks it clear. He's caught by Wes Brown - an enjoyably dirty player - and wins a foul.
33'
A disallowed goal from Terry. Willian's free kick was headed across by Matic, nudging Colback to the floor, and Terry volleys in at the near post. The referee had spotted the foul, though.
32'
Azpilicueta is cought by a late challenge from Johnson, with his studs into his side. He's lucky not to be booked.
30'
Oscar curls his shot over the wall, but it's too near to Mannone, and too slow.
29'
Cattermole fouls Oscar on the edge of the box. Sunderland are getting testy that Chelsea didn't put the ball out for Sunderland - but it isn't for them to do that.
28'
Wickham is struggling with a calf injury.
27'
Oscar's shot from outside the box curls straight towards Mannone.

Just past the midway point of the first half and while the Blues have seen most of the ball it remains 1-1. #CFCLive

26'
Chelsea come down the right but are quickly repelled. They try again, but they are clearly missing the confidnece of Eden Hazard.
24'
Chelsea come forward and pass patiently. Sunderland remain defending deep.
23'
Sunderland look confident now. Chelsea will be sick with that. They have thrown away an absurd amount of points. Salah uses some lovely trickery to beat a full back and his low cross is cleared at the near post.
21'
Johnson receives the ball on the right wing. He comes onto his left, just outside the box, and curls the ball wide of goal.
19'
Oscar sends a shot from distance miles wide.
18'
 
GOAL! Chelsea 1-1 Sunderland. Wickham scores. Alonsowins a corner off Ivanovic on the left wing. O'Shea is in the box, as well as Brown. It's out to Alonso on the edge of the box, who volleys a shot that bounces just before Schwarzer. He can't keep hold of it, and Wickham pounces on the rebound, lifting it over the keeper.
Sunderland Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Left

The goal was no more than we deserved and Eto'o deserves great credit for the finish, his 12th of the season. #CFCLive

16'
Ramires is bundled over by Calback as he looks to launch a counter-attack.
15'
Matic loses possession in midfield, just out of his box. Johnson whips in a cross from the left, but Cahill heads clear.
14'
Sunderland take a long throw from the left, but it's headed away easily.
12'
 
GOAL! Chelsea 1-0 Sunderland. Eto'o scores. Willian curls in a corner into the six yard box. Mannone or any other defender should get to the ball, but Eto'o hooks a volley into the next with poor marking from Cattermole.
Chelsea Goal

Left Footed - Top Center

11'
Willian cuts inside onto his right, but his low shot is well stopped by Mannone.

Looks like Chelsea going to get 'joy' down the flanks against Vergini and Alonso.

10'
Salah finds Ivanovic, but his low cross is just out of reach of Eto'o. Cattermole then blocks a long range effort from Matic.
9'
Salah and Oscar swap passes, Ivanvovic drills the ball to Willian, it's back out to Oscar, but his cross to the back post finds nobody at all.
7'
A short pass from Wickham, who brings the ball down from Mannone well, finds Borini lurking outside the box. His shot is well struck, but it drifts well wide.
6'
Chelsea are playing against a Sunderland side who are sitting very deep indeed. Borini heads out a crossfield pass.
4'
Azpilicueta's cross is cut out at the edge of the box, and Willian takes a corner from the right, curling the ball in. Mannone punches the cross clear.
3'
Chelsea are keeping the ball in defence now, edging forward into midfield and Sunderland's half.
1'
Chelsea start against Sunderland and Oscar is quickly dispossessed.
17:25
FACT: The Black Cats have failed to score in six of their last nine Premier League games at Stamford Bridge.
17:20
FACT: Chelsea have won 17 of their last 18 Premier League meetings with Sunderland (L1).
17:15
Gus Poyet on Connor Wickham: "For a player to come together at a very early age with that price-tag on his shoulders, everything needs to be good, and the most important part is that the team is performing well and has got the time to play and get used to him. It's a process, so who knows? Maybe the best thing for Connor is that the team is playing in the relegation battle and he is part of it."
17:10
Jose Mourinho missed a third successive press conference, with Steve Holland saying: "We have as much desire to win, or try to win the Premier League as we do the Champions League, one does not become ahead of the other. The full focus at the moment is Sunderland tomorrow and trying to put out the best team possible that we think will have a chance of success in that game"
17:05
Sunderland are without Phil Bardsley (banned), Liam Bridcutt (personal reasons), Ki Sung-yueng (knee), Carlos Cuellar (hamstring), Keiren Westwood (shoulder) and Steven Fletcher (ankle).
17:00
Despite having a bit of a nightmare against Swansea, Mohamed Salah starts. Web users can check out his interview via Twitter.
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Mohamed Salah stops to give a TV interview before heading in to the changing room. #CFC http://t.co/bO5niKzc8g

16:55
BREAKING NEWS: Petr Cech is ill, so Mark Schwarzer is chucked in for a match with huge ramifications at both ends of the table.
16:50
TEAMS - Chelsea: Schwarzer, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Matic, Willian, Oscar, Salah, Eto'o; Subs: Hilario, David Luiz, Mikel, Lampard, Torres, Schurrle, Ba /// Sunderland: Mannone, Vergini, Alonso, Brown, O'Shea, Cattermole, Colback, Larsson, Johnson, Borini, Wickham; Subs: Celustka, Altidore, Ba, Giaccherini, Scocco, Mavrias, Ustari
16:45
Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Chelsea's crucial clash with relegation-threatened Sunderland, kicking off at 5.30pm!

Starting Line-ups

Chelsea
Sunderland
    • Schwarzer
    • 28
      Azpilicueta
    • 26
      C
      Terry
    • 24
      Cahill
    • 2
      Ivanovic
    • 21
      Matic
    • 7
      Ramires
    • 22
      Willian
    • 8
      Oscar
    • 17
      Salah
    • Eto'o
Team Manager:  José Mourinho
    • Wickham
    • 11
      Adam Johnson
    • 7
      Larsson
    • Colback
    • Borini
    • 6
      Cattermole
    • Vergini
    • 16
      C
      O'Shea
    • 5
      Brown
    • Alonso
    • 25
      Mannone
Team Manager:  Dick Advocaat
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. SchwarzerDFP
0 1 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
B. IvanovicDFP
0 0 1 1 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 90
G. CahillDFP
0 0 1 1 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
J. TerryDFP
0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
C. AzpilicuetaDFP
0 0 0 3 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
RamiresDFP
0 0 2 56 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 90
N. MaticDFP
0 0 1 66 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 90
WillianDFP
0 1 2 64 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 90
M. SalahDFP
0 0 1 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 66
OscarDFP
0 0 5 41 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 59
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. Eto'oDFP
1 0 3 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 74
D. BaDFP
0 0 3 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 31
A. SchürrleDFP
0 0 1 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 24
F. TorresDFP
0 0 2 11 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 16
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
V. MannoneDFP
0 14 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. AlonsoDFP
0 0 1 2 10 0 2 2 0 0 0 90
W. BrownDFP
0 0 0 1 11 0 2 1 1 0 0 90
J. O'SheaDFP
0 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
S. VerginiDFP
0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
O. CelustkaDFP
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
F. BoriniDFP
1 0 2 27 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 90
L. CattermoleDFP
0 0 0 32 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 90
J. ColbackDFP
0 0 0 31 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
S. LarssonDFP
0 0 1 36 0 4 2 1 0 0 0 89
Adam JohnsonDFP
0 0 1 13 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 66
E. GiaccheriniDFP
0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
C. WickhamDFP
1 0 1 17 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 66
Jozy AltidoreDFP
0 0 0 9 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 24
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