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Sunderland vs Chelsea live: Latest score and updates plus what time does it start, what TV channel is it on?

Follow live updates from the Premier League fixture at the Stadium of Light

Sam Dymond,Charlie Doris
Wednesday 14 December 2016 15:53
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Fabregas opened the scoring after a one-two with Willian
Fabregas opened the scoring after a one-two with Willian

Chelsea can extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table with victory at the home of basement club Sunderland.

Antonio Conte's side have won each of their last nine league games but David Moyes' men will hope they can frustrate the league leaders and lift themselves off the foot of the table.

Kick-off: 7.45pm

Wednesday's Premier League fixtures

  • Middlesbrough vs Liverpool (7.45pm)
  • Sunderland vs Chelsea (7.45pm)
  • West Ham United vs Burnley (7.45pm)
  • Crystal Palace vs Manchester United  (8.00pm)
  • Manchester City vs Watford (8.00pm)
  • Stoke City vs Southampton (8.00pm)
  • Tottenham Hotspur vs Hull City (8.00pm)
  • West Bromwich Albion vs Swansea City (8.00pm)

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It’s a big game for…

Diego Costa: With Eden Hazard sidelined with a slight knock, even more pressure rests on the powerful forward’s shoulders to produce the goals for Chelsea tonight. Costa will need to deliver on Wearside if the Blues are to maintain their winning run and extend their gap at the top of the table to six points.

Weird /best stat…

19: Chelsea have won 19 of the last 23 Premier League meetings and haven't lost successive games against Sunderland since March 2001.

Remember when…

Chelsea 1 (Eto’o) Sunderland 2 (Wickham, Borini), April 2014

Former Chelsea forward Fabio Borini came back to haunt to Blues in 2014 with a late penalty which dented the home side’s fading title hopes and gave Sunderland a hope of survival with four games to go.

Player to watch…

Victor Moses: Arguably the club’s most improved player, Moses has reinvented himself as a highly competent wing-back under Antonio Conte this season. Despite his added defensive responsibilities, Moses still looks to get forward and provide width for Chelsea at every opportunity.

Past three-meetings…

SUNDERLAND 3 (Khazri, Borini, Defoe) CHELSEA 2 (Costa, Matic), May 2016

CHELSEA 3 (Ivanovic, Pedro, Oscar) SUNDERLAND 1 (Borini), December 2015

CHELSEA 3 (Costa, Remy 2) SUNDERLAND 1 (Fletcher), May 2015

Form guide…

SUNDERLAND: LWLWWL

CHELSEA: WWWWWW

Vital information…

KICK-OFF TIME: 7:45

TV: Highlights on BBC One at 10:45

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Good evening and welcome to The Independent's live coverage of a busy night in the Premier League...

Middlesbrough v Liverpool – 7.45pm

Sunderland v Chelsea – 7.45pm

West Ham v Burnley – 7.45pm

Crystal Palace v Manchester United – 8pm

Manchester City v Watford – 8pm 

Stoke v Southampton – 8pm

Tottenham v Hull – 8pm 

West Brom v Swansea – 8pm

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Here's the first batch of team news for tonight's games. Here's how they line up in the three 7.45pm kick-offs...

Middlesbrough v Liverpool

Middlesbrough: Valdes, Barragan, Chambers, Gibson, Fabio, Clayton, De Roon, Forshaw, Traore, Fischer, Negredo

Subs: Guzan, Nsue, Bernardo, Leadbitter, Downing, Rhodes, Nugent

Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Klavan, Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Firmino, Mane, Origi

Subs: Karius, Moreno, Lucas, Stewart, Alexander, Ejaria, Woodburn

Referee: Jonathan Moss

Sunderland v Chelsea

Sunderland: Pickford, Jones, Van Aanholt, Djilobodji, Kone, O’Shea, Denayer, Kirchhoff, Januzaj, Borini, Defoe

Subs: Mannone, Love, Asoro, Larsson, Khazri, Maja, Honeyman

Chelsea: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill, Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso, Willian, Costa, Pedro

Subs: Begovic, Ivanovic, Zouma, Chalobah, Matic, Loftus-Cheek, Batshuayi

Referee: Neil Swarbrick

West Ham v Burnley

West Ham: Randolph, Antonio, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Kouyate, Obiang, Noble, Lanzini, Payet, Carroll

Subs: Adrian, Nordtveit, Ayew, Fletcher, Fernandes, Quina, Browne

Burnley: Heaton, Ward, Mee, Keane, Lowton, Arfield, Marney, Hendrick, Boyd, Vokes, Gray

Subs: Robinson, Flanagan, Barnes, Kightly, Bamford, Defour, Tarkowski

Referee: Bobby Madley

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The key news of notes from those matches are...

...no Eden Hazard...

...no Lorus Karius...

...but Andy Carroll starts for West Ham.

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And more team news...

Crystal Palace v Manchester United

Crystal Palace: Hennessey, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Kelly, McArthur, Flamini, Cabaye, Lee, Zaha, Benteke

Subs: Speroni, Fryers, Ledley, Husin, Townsend, Wan-Bissaka, Campbell

Manchester United: De Gea, Bailly, Jones, Rojo, Blind, Herrera, Carrick, Pogba, Rooney, Mata, Ibrahimovic

Subs: Romero, Darmian, Fellaini, Lingard, Schweinsteiger, Young, Rashford

Referee: Craig Pawson

Manchester City v Watford

Manchester City: Bravo, Zabaleta, Otamendi, Kolarov, Clichy, Gundogan, Toure, Sterling, De Bruyne, Silva, Nolito

Subs: Caballero, Sagna, Fernando, Navas, Sane, Stones, Iheanacho

Watford: Gomes, Janmaat, Prodl, Britos, Holebas, Pereyra, Guedioura, Capoue, Amrabat, Ighalo, Sinclair

Subs: Pantilimon, Kaboul, Kabasele, Zuniga, Watson, Success, Deeney

Referee: Kevin Friend

Stoke City v Southampton

Stoke: Grant, Johnson, Shawcross, Martins Indi, Pieters, Whelan, Adam, Shaqiri, Allen, Arnautovic, Walters

Subs: Given, Muniesa, Bony, Diouf, Imbula, Crouch, Bojan

Southampton: Forster, Martina, Van Dijk, Fonte, Bertrand, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Davis, Redmond, Boufal, Long

Subs: Taylor, Yoshida, Clasie, Rodriguez, Tadic, Hojbjerg, McQueen

Referee: Anthony Taylor

Tottenham v Hull

Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Wanyama, Sissoko, Eriksen, Alli, Kane

Subs: Vorm, Trippier, Davies, Winks, Onomah, Nkoudou, Son

Hull: Marshall, Maguire, Dawson, Davies, Elmohamady, Livermore, Huddlestone, Clucas, Robertson, Snodgrass, Diomande

Subs: Jakupovic, Meyler, Maloney, Weir, Henriksen, Mason, Bowen

Referee: Andre Marriner

West Brom v Swansea

West Brom: Foster, Nyom, McAuley, Olsson, Brunt, Yacob, Fletcher, Chadli, Morrison, Phillips, Rondon

Subs: Palmer; Robson-Kanu, Gardner, McClean, Galloway, Harper, Leko

Swansea: Fabianski, Rangel, Mawson, Amat, Taylor, Fulton, Britton, Sigurdsson, Routledge, Montero, Llorente

Subs: Nordfeldt, Naughton, Van der Hoorn, Cork, Fer, Barrow, Borja

Referee: Michael Oliver

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A man for the big occasion?

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Wayne Rooney starts for Manchester United at Crystal Palace this evening.

He needs one goal to equal Bobby Charlton's club record and the great man is in attendance at Selhurst Park to see if he can manage it.

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