Chelsea v Sunderland
15:00 - 21/5/2017 - Stamford Bridge, West London
It’s top versus bottom for the final game of the season, and with the FA Cup final coming up, don’t be surprised to see Antonio Conte field a full strength side in preparation for that after he fielded a rotated side against Watford.
Given their miserable situation, Sunderland put in a dogged display at Arsenal in midweek only to be undone by the class of Alexis Sanchez. However, it’s a 10th defeat in 13 for the Black Cats, failing to score in 11 of these, though only twice have they conceded three or more as 10 featured fewer than three strikes.
Chelsea have swept aside the other bottom-six clubs at home this term, winning all five and netting at least three in four of these. In their 18 home games only two have featured fewer than three strikes but these came against Hull and West Brom, two sides who would have set up with 11-men behind the ball, much like Sunderland did at the Emirates and that’ll surely be the game plan here as well. We’re going to take a chance on the 2-0 correct score, the scoreline in four of Sunderland’s last six away defeats.
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