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Sunderland in Must-Win Game Vs Chelsea

Duncan Watmore Sunderland Premier League

Now that Leicester City has taken the Premier League crown, the eyes of most footy fans will be turned to the relegation fight at the bottom of the table. Sunderland can make a rather huge statement with a full three-point haul against Chelsea as the London club travels to the Stadium of Light Saturday.

Shark Bites
  • Chelsea won the reverse fixture 3-1 back in December.
  • The last Premier League meeting at Sunderland was a 0-0 draw.
  • Chelsea is unbeaten in 22 of its last 24 meetings with Sunderland (all competitions).

Online shop Bet365 is presently offering Sunderland at +200 in moneyline markets while Chelsea comes in at +140 and the Draw +260. As far as the total is concerned, OVER 2.5 goals is presently -125 while UNDER 2.5 goals is +100.

Sitting 18th in the table but with a game in hand over fellow relegation candidates and hated rivals Newcastle United, the Black Cats will be fighting tooth and nail for a win Saturday. They enter the weekend with 32 points – one behind Newcastle, eight behind Crystal Palace and one ahead of Norwich.

Sunderland has been getting positive results of late, one win and two draws in its last three matches, but with three games remaining, a maximum-point haul is paramount to the club’s safety.

European football is not a possibility for the Blues next season so a top-half finish is the aim for the struggling London side. The Blues are coming off a hard-fought 2-2 draw against a very chippy Tottenham Hotspur side on Monday.