Chelsea will play their first match since the departure of Jose Mourinho as they will host Sunderland on Saturday at Stamford Bridge.
Mourinho is sacked as a result of the poor start of the defending champions. Chelsea is now 16th with 15 points and just a point above the drop zone.Sunderland is also in a danger zone as they are in 19th at the moment. Only 3 points and 3 places separate these two teams.Guss Hiddink is expected to take charge, so this will be an early welcome from the players if they manage to win it.
Last time in the corresponding fixture, Chelsea beat Sunderland 3-1 on the last match-day of previous season. Remy scored twice, D. Costa was the other scorers.
Chelsea, the defending champions, is really struggling this season. They have only managed 4 wins and 3 draws. They lost 9 games already which is equal to the total loss on last two previous seasons.
Sunderland won just three in last ten premier league games so they need to take at least a point from this match.
Chelsea will miss Eden Hazard who was injured out last time against Bournemouth. Falcao may also miss the match as he is still trying to recover from his injury.
Sunderland will miss their center back Coates along with two midfielders Cattermole and Larsson. Kaboul is expected to be fit before the match.
Chelsea Vs Sunderland Probable lineup:
There are lots of game changers and world class players in Chelsea team but all of them are under performing except Willian. So he is again the main man to claim the first win for The Blues in post Jose Mourinho era.
Sunderland will rely on Fletcher to score goals but they mainly need the solidity of defense to frustrate Chelsea.
Chelsea vs Sunderland Prediction:
Sunderland will play deep. They will not allow Chelsea to create many chances and spaces. It will not be easy for Chelsea but they may come victorious if they break the deadlock early. Our Prediction is 2-0 in favor of the home side.
Chelsea vs Sunderland Betting Odds:
- Chelsea win: 3/10
- Draw: 9/2
- Sunderland win: 11/1
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