Chelsea will take on Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening looking to reclaim the top position with a victory.
The title race has taken a new twist after Manchester City lost their ground, following their 2-2 draw with the Black Cats on Wednesday night. As a result of which, Chelsea have emerged as the prime threat to Liverpool’s 24 years of long wait for the Premier League title.
Put simply, Chelsea need to win all of their of last 4 matches, including the titanic clash with Liverpool at Anfield, to win the Premier League.
Jose Mourinho is due to hold his press conference on Friday where we should get to know about the latest on Eden Hazard, who missed last weekend’s 1-0 win away at Swansea after limping out of their Champions League victory over Paris Saint-Germain with a hamstring problem.
David Luiz and Willian could be rested for this tie, keeping in mind the upcoming Champions League tie with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. Demba Ba has been in good touch, scoring two goals in the last two games and could continue up front as a lone striker.
Prediction: 2-0; Chelsea are undefeated in their last 26 home matches in the Premier League, while have won 8 of their last 9 home matches against Sunderland in all competitions.