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Andre Schurrle
Andre Schurrle has scored only one goal in the last six Premier League fixtures for Chelsea.

Chelsea take on Sunderland at the Stamford Bridge for the weekend Premier League fixture on Saturday.

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Kick-off is set for 5:30pm BST. Live coverage is available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:30pm BST.


Title-chasing Chelsea extended their winning run in all competitions to three matches, with a narrow 1-0 victory against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium last weekend.

Jose Mourinho's side took the lead in the 68<sup>th minute after Demba Ba took control of Nemanja Matic's pass to score the only goal of the game.

The west London club currently sit second in the league table having amassed 75 points from 34 matches, trailing leaders Liverpool by two points.

Meanwhile, Sunderland ended their four-match losing streak in the league after registering a 2-2 draw against Manchester City on Wednesday.

The Black Cats were trailing 0-1 for majority of the game courtesy of Fernandinho's goal early in the first half. But Connor Wickham turned the game on its head by netting a brace in the last 17 minutes of the game.

Connor Wickham
Connor Wickham has scored two goals in the league for Sunderland this season.

The visitors kept soaking the pressure from the Citizens' persistent attack and finally succumbed when goalkeeper Vito Mannone allowed Samir Nasri's shot to slip out of his hands and cross the line.

Gus Poyet's side held on till the final whistle to leave the Etihad with a valuable point. Sunderland are still rooted to the bottom of the table having managed to gain only 26 points from 33 matches. They lie six points behind 17<sup>th placed Norwich City who have played one game more.

Poyet would be desperately hoping for his players to step up and bag all the possible points in the remaining fixtures. The Wearside outfit are running out of time and matches to avoid relegation to the Championship for the upcoming campaign.

What Managers Say

Steve Holland (assistant first team coach): "Sunderland were excellent in the week at Man City and were minutes away from being only the second team in the Premier League to win there this season, so tomorrow will be a very difficult game. We have to approach it in a professional manner. This game is of huge importance."

Gus Poyet: "We were doing things right but couldn't get anything out of the games, then we went to Man City and did something very special. It gives that extra bit of confidence to the players. It's a tough task [to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge] but what a nice one if you do it, because you will make history and become the first team in the Barclays Premier League to beat Chelsea and Mourinho at home."

Team Form

Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho could make changes to his first team for Sunderland due to their upcoming Champions League semi-final first leg trip to Atletico Madrid. Reuters


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W W L L
  • Last Result: Swansea City 0-1 Chelsea


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): D L L L L
  • Last Result: Manchester City 2-2 Sunderland

Team News


  • Injured: Eden Hazard (calf)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Matic; Salah, Schurrle, Willian; Torres


  • Injured: Carlos Cuellar (hamstring), Keiren Westwood (shoulder), Steven Fletcher (ankle), Ki Sung-yueng (knee), Liam Bridcutt (personal reasons)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: Phil Bardsley

Probable Lineup: Mannone; Vergini, O'Shea, Brown, Alonso; Cattermole, Colback; Johnson, Larsson, Borini; Wickham