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Jose Mourinho guided Chelsea to their first title since 2010 this season with three matches to spare Getty Images

Chelsea host Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on Sunday as the Blues look to end their Premier League winning campaign on a high.

Where to watch

Kick-off is set for 3pm BST. Watch highlights of the game on BBC Match of the Day at 10:30pm BST on BBC One.


Chelsea will be looking to put right their ignominious 3-0 defeat to West Bromwich Albion in their last outing and end the season like they have carried forward for the most of it. Jose Mourinho's side have been at the top of the table for more than any other Champion in the modern era, a true marker of their superiority.

Cesc Fabregas was sent off in their last game with a straight red, but his punishment has been brought down from three games to one and the playmaker will be available for the Community Shield at the beginning of next season when they will face either Arsenal or Aston Villa. The manager is likely to give youngsters a run-in, who will be looking to be part of the first team in a more important juncture of the season next year.

Meanwhile, Sunderland, having played with grit and determination against Arsenal which saw them avoid relegation, will be looking to express themselves against the Blues. Dick Advocaat has earned himself the right to keep himself in contention for one final year in management with the Black Cats likely to offer him an extension.

What managers say

Jose Mourinho: "When you reach the objective it's hard to keep them in this level, competitive animals," Mourinho said. "It's a bit like predators. When they hunt, after that the predator relax a little bit. The guys are going to try to do everything to win the match."

Dick Advocaat: "I admire him very much for what he has done in the past and what he is still doing – it's unbelievable. I admire him in many ways, the way his side plays, he says what he thinks – and I like that. But despite my admiration, I would still like to beat them. I hope Middlesbrough come up and Newcastle stay up. The competition between all three clubs is great. Our game with Newcastle last month was like Rangers-Celtic. It's all anybody talked about all week.''

Betting odds (

  • Chelsea Win: 6/17
  • Draw: 21/5
  • Sunderland Win: 17/2

Team news


Possible XI: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Luis, Loftus-Cheek, Matic, Remy, Mikel, Cuadrado, Costa.


Possible XI: Mannone; Jones, O'Shea, Coates, van Aanholt; Rodwell, Larsson; Johnson, Fletcher, Defoe, Wickham.