Antonio Conte’s men continued their winning streak on Sunday after their lone goal win over West Bromwich Albion. This time they will aim to extend the streak to 10 games as they travel to face bottom placed Sunderland at Stadium of Light on Wednesday night.
Conte’s quest for his first ever Premier League title looks achievable as his did have been in a phenomenal form. They have won all their Premier League games since after the 3-0 Derby loss to Arsenal. They are safely on top of the table with 37 points, 3 points above 2nd placed Arsenal.
It’s now clear that Sunderland and David Moyes are a match made in hell. Each and everything is going wrong for the Black Cats this season as they have been in the drop zone throughout the campaign. They have found themselves back in 20th position as they were beaten 3-0 by Swansea City on Saturday. They have a hard task at hand as they welcome the formidable London Blues.
Sunderland vs Chelsea: Head to Head Statistics
Chelsea and Sunderland have been on loggerhead a total of 111 times and the Blues have won 55 games as against 37 wins for the Black Cats. In home matches, have won 28 games at home against Chelsea, they gave lost 18 to Chelsea and drawn 10.
The last game between the two teams at the Stadium of Light ended 3-2 win for the Black Cats. This helps Sunderland to stay unbeaten in the last two Premier League home games against Chelsea. However, Chelsea were victorious in the 9 consecutive visits to the Stadium of Light prior to that.
Sunderland vs Chelsea: Prediction
It is pretty evident that Chelsea are a team with growing confidence with every matchday. Coming on the back of 6 straight wins with 4 clean sheets to their name, the Blues will prove too hot to handle for a struggling Sunderland.
The Black Cats could play an ultra-defensive game like they did against Liverpool two weeks ago. Expect them not to score here, so Chelsea to win without conceding is the best bet for this match.