Last season, a Sunderland side that looked destined to fall to the deep, dark depths of the Championship pulled off a miracle to stay in the Premier League. Gus Poyet’s squad managed to secure 4 wins in their last 4 games to avoid the drop and pull off one of the greatest escapes since Steve McQueen set about digging Tom, Dick and Harry. Along the way, Sunderland recorded a magnificent win against Chelsea, ending Jose Mourinho’s 77 game unbeaten run at Stamford Bridge, and they’ll be looking to repeat that performance when they host the Blues at the Stadium of Light tomorrow.
Having said that, Chelsea look to be in unbeatable form this season. Last weekend they played some breathtaking football against West Brom and cruised to a 2-0 victory. On Tuesday, Jose Mourinho’s men travelled to Germany, where they set about demolishing Schalke 5-0. If Sunderland are to repeat their heroic antics once again, they are going to have to be at the very top of their game.
Here’s what Chelsea fans are saying ahead of the game:
The only thing Mourinho needs to do tomorrow is tell Diego Costa how Sunderland ended his record at the Bridge last season. #cfc
— Shezan Malik CFC (@TheMourinhoWay_) November 28, 2014
— Chelsea Rudolff (@Complete_blue) November 28, 2014
Sunderland this weekend. The team that ended Mourinho's 77-game unbeaten home epl record as Blues manager. Massive game tomorrow #CFC
— Kofi Azpi (@Nutifafa93) November 28, 2014
Chelsea's last league defeat was the 2-1 loss at home to Sunderland in April. Since then they are unbeaten in 15 matches (W12, D3). #CFC
— Rashad (@Mourinholic) November 28, 2014
Sunderland should be scared Of Hazard, they should set a 5 -man mini-formation on the left wing just to contain him #cfc
— ★CescSimpson★ (@PsychoCesc) November 28, 2014
Cesc Fabregas has scored four Premier League goals against Sunderland, more than against any other opponent. (opta) #CFC
— Bridge News (@cfc_wale) November 28, 2014
So buzzing to head to Sunderland tomorrow, should be an easy 3 points. #cfc
— Mark (@Wasted_littleDJ) November 28, 2014
Away to Sunderland is not an easy game. Chelsea need to be on it. Also extend the gap before Man City play Southampton #cfc
— Charlie Bickell (@cbicks09) November 27, 2014
Daylight robbery against Sunderland last time. 3 points would be more satisfying than ever.
— Thomas (@GCThomas_cfc) November 28, 2014