Sunderland v Chelsea at the Stadium of Light by Basil Naimet

Chelsea came away from a win at Sunderland comfortably on Saturday at the Stadium of Light. Even with key strikers Didier Drogba out with concussion and Fernando Torres not getting a run until the 75th minute, the Blues showed some brilliance in attack.

More pleasing for the team was their style of play. Relaxed and patient with the ball.

The first goal for Chelsea came from the unlikely boot of captain John Terry in the 19th minute.

Although Chelsea were in control of the match, they failed to capitalise on their opportunities early and at times in both halves seemed complacent in their attack around the eighteen yard box.

But even with complacency present Sunderland weren’t given a chance to get a sniff as Chelsea increasingly showed their superior midfield play and strength on both sides of the flanks with Ashley Cole and Ramirez solid.

In the 50th minute Chelsea’s second goal came from a pass delivered by debutant Meireles straight to Sturridge who beat defender Wes Brown to cleverly back heel the ball past the keeper.

The ball rolled into the mouth of the goal and a sliding attempt from Brown deflected the ball into the net .

Sunderland gained confidence in the latter stages of the match. However it wasn’t until the 90th minute Sunderland scored through striker Dong-Won Ji.

Final score Sunderland 1 Chelsea 2.

Chelsea  Terry (19) Sturridge (50)

Sunderland Ji (90)

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About Basil Naimet

I mostly follow two sports: The NRL in Australia and the Premier League in England. I'm taking a fancy to the Coca Cola championships in England too. Education: BA (UNSW) currently undertaking a Master of Journalism and Communication (UNSW). Im a bit of a fitness man as well.( I like to exersize regularly)

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