Chelsea vs Sunderland Betting Tip and Predictions. In the Round 17 in Premier League, Chelsea host Sunderland at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea play terrible this season and after 16 rounds they are standing 16th position with only one point more than the first team in the relegation zone. The club management lost their patience about Jose Mourinho, so he is sacked few days ago. Their reserve coach Steve Holland stepped up to work with the senior squad and he will be with team temporarily until they find new manager. Home side are in a very bad position. Blues are without a manager, the atmosphere in club isn’t great, while they desperately need win. Things could be even worse because Eden Hazard picked up an injury in the last match against Leicester and he is doubtful for this match. Chelsea didn’t make any changes in team from last season when they won the title, but this season they are playing very poor. And it’s all started when the first-team doctor Eva Carneiro left the club 🙂
Sunderland stand in the relegation zone and they desperately need points. Despite the problems in home team, visitors can’t expect positive result, but they hope that can use this situation at Stamford Bridge and take at least one point. Their main goal is to stay in the best football league in England and they will do their best to make good result. They lost the last two matches, against Watford and Arsenal. “The encouraging thing is that Bournemouth have just beaten Manchester United and Chelsea and Newcastle United have beaten Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur” – said their manager Sam Allardyce for the official Sunderland website. “There’s no reason why Sunderland can’t get a result at Chelsea in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday.” – he added.
Chelsea vs Sunderland injuries and suspensions
In home team Eden Hazard (16/0 m) and Radamel Falcao (9/1 f) are both doubtful. Sunderland miss Lee Cattermole (12/0 m) and Sebastian Larsson (11/0 m), while Sebastian Coates (12/0 d) is doubtful.
Chelsea vs Sunderland possible lineups
Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Fabregas, Matic, Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa.
Sunderland: Pantilimon; Coates, O’Shea, Kaboul; Yedlin, M’Vila, Toivonen, Van Aanholt; Borini, Defoe, Watmore.
Chelsea vs Sunderland Prediction
Chelsea are favorites to win this game despite the problems that they face, but visitors are also optimistic and they will be looking for their chance in this match. I expect tough match between Chelsea vs Sunderland and two or three goals.