Sunderland v Chelsea – Team News and Predicted Line Ups

Sunderland v Chelsea – Team News and Predicted Line Ups

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Chelsea are set to face Sunderland at the Stadium of Light tonight.

The Black Cats are still at the bottom of Premier League table with only 11 points so far.

Venue: Stadium of Light

Kick-Off: Wednesday 14 December 7.45pm BST

Team News


  • Duncan Watmore (knee injury), Lee Cattermole (hip injury) and defender Paddy McNair remain out;
  • Also Sunderland striker Fabio Borini and midfielder Jack Rodwell are not expected to be selected in Moyes’ starting XI tonight.


  • Only captain John Terry is still struggling to recover from a muscular injury suffered ahead of the Blues’ last game against West Bromwich Albion.

Sunderland (4-4-2) – Pickford, Van Aanholt, Djilobodji, Jones, Kone, Pienaar, Denayer, Larsson, Ndong, Defoe, Anichebe

Manager: David Moyes

Chelsea (3-4-3) – Courtois, Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill, Moses, Matic (Fabregas), Kante, Alonso, Pedro (Willian), Hazard, Diego Costa

Manager: Antonio Conte