Sunderland vs Chelsea
Sunderland and Chelsea’s one previous League Cup meeting came in the 1984/95 semi-finals; Sunderland won both legs to progress, winning 2-0 on home soil.
Chelsea have won their last nine trips to Sunderland in all competitions and are unbeaten in 10 (D1) at the Stadium of Light.
The Blues have already won 4-3 at the Stadium of Light in the league this season; Eden Hazard bagged a brace in that game.
There have been three own goals scored in the last two meetings between Sunderland and Chelsea.
Chelsea have never beaten Sunderland in a major cup competition, losing three and drawing one.
Sunderland are appearing in the quarter-finals of this competition for the seventh time; they have won three and lost three so far, losing their latest one to Crystal Palace in 2000/01.
Chelsea have now reached the quarter-final of the League Cup in 10 of the last 13 seasons. They have progressed in five of their nine previous ties in this run.
Chelsea have kept three successive League Cup clean sheets, all of which have come away from home.
Indeed, the Blues have managed eight clean sheets in their last 12 away games in this competition.
Jose Mourinho has never lost a League Cup game as Chelsea manager (excluding penalty shootouts), winning 12 and drawing three of 15.