Chelsea FC take on Dick Advocaat’s Sunderland on Sunday afternoon at Stamford Bridge in the last match of the season. The Premier League champions will look forward to end their campaign on a high by registering a convincing win over minnows Sunderland. Chelsea had to face defeat in the previous match against West Bromwich Albion on Monday night. Advocaat’s side on other had successfully managed a draw in their last week’s game against Leicester City thereby avoiding relegation.
The champions will miss a series of crucial players in this match. Eden Hazard will be out of action due to a dental surgery. Midfielders Oscar and Ramires and young defender Kurt Zouma are ruled out due to injury scares. Spaniard Cesc Fabregas has had a moment of madness in their previous game against West Brom which saw him sent off. He had kicked the ball into the face of an opponent defender.
Jose Mourinho was asked whether he would field Petr Cech in the final game of the season, to which he replied, “Hea s working hard to try to be fit. Today is the first session he does with the team. I keep saying I would like him to stay. I have no preferences if he leaves.a
Young players like Andreas Christensen and Jeremie Boga are likely to make debut for the club in the penultimate game of the season.
Predicted Lineup: Thibaut Courtois; Branislav Ivanovic, John Terry, Gary Cahill, Felipe Luis; Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Nemanja Matic; Juan Cuadrado, Jeremie Boga, Willian; Diego Costa