Chelsea vs Sunderland: Match Preview, Injury News, Stats & STRONGEST Starting XI – NO Mourinho, NO Problem!

Two days after sacking their manager, Chelsea will host Sunderland on Saturday at the Stamford Bridge.

Will the Players now perform in the absence of their controversial manager?

 The Blues are yet to appoint a new manager But numerous report claims the club is closing in on Guus Hiddink to take charge of the team on Interim Basis. The game against Sunderland will surely come too quick for the Dutch tactician but the players have to be on their best if the they are to beat Sam Allardyce men.

 Big Sam’s teams are always difficult to beat and the Blues must be Brilliant on the pitch. The black cats sit 19th on the premier league with Chelsea 3 places above them.

The Blues have won two of their last 10 games losing six while Sunderland has lost the same number but have won three of their last 10 games

Injuries

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard is doubtful for the game against Sunderland and Radamel Falcao is unlikely to feature on Saturday too as he is still recovering from his muscle injury.

For Sunderland, Sebastian Larsson is out with a knee injury, Younes Kaboul is set to return from an illness while Lee Cattermole is doubful for the game at Stamford bridge.

Stats

Both sides have met 109 times since the inception of both clubs, Chelsea have been victorious 54 of those times while the Blues have lost 36 times with both teams sharing the points on 19 occasions.

Predicted lineup

                      Courtois.

Ivanovic.   Zouma.  Terry.   Azpilicueta.

                Matic.      Fabregas

    Willian.      Oscar.     Pedro.

                      Costa.

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