[Teams] Sunderland vs Chelsea: Confirmed Line-ups

By on December 8, 2012

Chelsea are in the north east to take on Sunderland at the Stadium of Light looking to get their season back on track after a disappointing run.

Interim boss Rafa Benitez is still searching for his first league win after only picking up two points from his first three games in charge. The Spaniard is without John Obi Mikel for the Sunderland game as the midfielder starts a three-game ban, Oriol Romeu comes in alongside Ramires in midfield. Frank Lampard also returns to the bench.

Steven Fletcher failed to pass a late fitness test for the hosts so Connor Wickham starts up front. Here are the confirmed line-ups for the game:

Sunderland Team

Mignolet, Bardsley, Cuellar, O’Shea, Rose, Larsson Gardner, Johnson, Sessegnon, McClean, Wickham

Subs: Westwood, Campbell, Kilgallon, Colback, Vaughan, Bramble, Saha.

Chelsea Team

Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Luiz, Cole, Romeu, Ramires, Hazard, Mata, Moses, Torres.

Subs: Turnbull, Lampard, Oscar, Ferreira, Marin, Azpilicueta, Bertrand

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