Chelsea 2-1 Sunderland Highlights
Paolo Di Canio’s reign as Sunderland manager began with a defeat at Chelsea that leaves The Black Cats deep in the fight to stay in the Premier League.
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Venue: Stamford Bridge
Date: Sunday, 7 April, 2013
Kick off: 15:00 GMT
Chelsea have beaten Sunderland in 15 of their last 16 Premier League encounters and are currently enjoying a four-match winning run against the Black Cats.
Sunderland’s last win over Chelsea was a 3-0 triumph at Stamford Bridge in November 2010.
The Blues have scored 34 goals in 11 Premier League home games against the Black Cats – an average of over three goals per game.
Rafa Benitez’s men have won three (all at home) and lost three (all away) of their last six Premier League games.
The Blues have not lost a Premier League game at Stamford Bridge in the month of April since a 3-0 defeat by Manchester United in 2002 (W17, D8).
Chelsea have scored 12 headed goals this season, a figure only bettered by leaders Manchester United (13).
Chelsea have lost the last two league matches that John Terry has started (v Newcastle and Southampton).
Paolo Di Canio will become the fifth manager (including caretakers) to start his time in a Premier League job with a trip to Stamford Bridge. None of the previous four have managed to win (D1, L3).
During his playing career, Di Canio scored 66 times in 190 Premier League appearances. He scored four goals against Chelsea; the only opposition he scored more against were Leicester (six).
The Black Cats have collected only three points (D3, L5) in their last eight Premier League matches.
Martin O’Neill won seven of his first 10 Premier League matches in charge of Sunderland, but only nine of the last 45.