As the half-time whistle went at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland and Chelsea went in all square at 0-0. However, it was in fact probably the Black Cats with the best chance to go in front with Santiago Vergini firing across the crossbar from close range – Chelsea also hit the woodwork through Willian.
The general feeling was that Gus Poyet, a former Chelsea player, had set up his team well to frustrate Jose Mourinho’s side and that it would take something special for the Blues to a find a way past Costel Pantilimon and his back four.
Chelsea will be looking to the likes of Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas and main marksman Diego Costa to deliver the goods and secure the three points, however, it appears the former Atletico Madrid striker is becoming frustrated against Sunderland.
What do you reckon? Did he kick out? Is he lucky to remain on the pitch?
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— Football Live Goals (@FootyLiveVines) November 29, 2014