FULL TIME. Sunderland win to boost their survival hopes and at the same time hit Chelsea's title aspirations! Thanks for your views this evening, stay with us for reaction.
Alonso concedes a free-kick on the right. Willian floats the ball in but Sunderland partially clear. He gets the ball back and crosses from the right byline but Mannone collects at his near post.
Sunderland break at goal but Altidore cannot get a shot off and are forced back.
Giaccherini shoots just over with a long range effort from the right.
Celustka is on for Larsson.
Torres is booked for a late challenge.
Ivanovich crosses from the left to Terry in the centre of the box but his header from eight yards is straight at the keeper.
Five minutes of added time are announced.
Chelsea come again but Ramires cross from the left is cleared by Ramires.
Chelsea win a free-kick near the halfway line on the right but Vergini clears.
Torres has a close range effort saved.
Torres crosses from the left and it hits Cattermole in the box and the crowd call for a penalty but the ref waves on. Ivanovich is then flagged offside.
Willian takes the corner but Sunderland scramble the ball clear.
Schurrle tries a long range effort which Mannone has to tip over for a corner on the right.
The Chelsea bench are not happy with the decision to award the penalty but play has finally re-started.
PEN GOAL - BORINI!!! Borini hits the penalty straight and beats Schwarzer who dives to his right!! Game on!!!
PEN GIVEN!!! Altidore wins a penalty off Azpilicueta after the defender slipped and then brought the attacker down.
Larsson tries an effort from 20 yards in the centre but it is wide.
Willian puts the corner in but Alonso heads away at the near post. Chelsea float the ball back in but Torres' header from six yards at the far post is saved by Mannone.
Ramires wins a free-kick near the halfway line. Chelsea take and press the Sunderland box before Torres tries an effort from 12 yards on the right and wins a corner off Alonso.
Willian takes the corner and gets the ball back. He crosses into the box again and Torres shoots over with a bicycle kick 12 yards out.
Larsson takes the corner but Cahill heads away in the box. Chelsea break forward again and Schurrle crosses from the left and wins a corner on the right.
Borini crosses from 12 yards on the left and Ivanovich puts the ball out for a corner on the left.
Schurrle takes the corner but it is poor and Sunderland clear.
Sunderland have a corner on the right. Larsson puts it into the box but Chelsea break clear and Schurrle finds Ba to the left of goal and Ba wins a corner on the left off Mannone.
Torres comes on for Eto'o as Chelsea try to win the game.
Willian floats the ball into the box but Sunderland scramble the ball away.
Ba tries to get through on goal and is fouled by Brown for a Chelsea free-kick 28 yards out on the left. He takes one for the team there.
Ivanovich goes down under a challenge of O'Shea outside the box but the ref waves play on.
Mannone is okay to continue and play resumes.
Schwarzer kicks the ball out and it runs through to Mannone, who heads the ball away on the edge of his box ahead of Ba and falls heavily and needs treatment on the pitch.
Giaccherini tries to float the ball for Borini in the box but Schwarzer collects.
Lull - no more chances as the teams cancel each other out in the centre.
Schurrle is on for Salah for the Blues.
Giaccherini and Altidore are on for Johnson and Wickham for Sunderland.
Willian gets to the right byline before cutting the ball back to the unmarked Ba in the centre but it is just too far in front of him and he shoots wide from eight yards.
Borini concedes a free-kick near the halfway line. They take and feed the ball to Eto'o but his pass into the box is cleared by O'Shea.
Larsson passes to Wickham on the edge of the box but he slips and Cahill clears.
No further chances as yet as the sides cancel each other out in the middle.
Willian takes the corner but Alonso clears the box.
Ba is on for Oscar for Chelsea.
Chelsea break up field and win a corner on the right.
Wickham takes the throw in long and Schwarzer eventually catches in the box.
Johnson takes the free-kick and Azpilicueta heads it out for a throw in eight yards out on the right.
Matic fouls Wickham for a Sunderland free-kick 30 yards out on the left.
Chelsea take the free-kick short and feed the ball to Oscar who tries an effort from 28 yards on the left but it is way wide.
Oscar is pulled back by Cattermole near the halfway line and is rightly booked.
Eto'o makes a good run into the left side of the box but Alonso tackles and clears.
Chelsea continue to press but Azpilicueta can not get onto Willian's cross to the left and the ball goes out for a goal kick.
Rob says: "I'm a Liverpool fan! Hoping Sunderland can hang on to at least a point. Can't see it happening though. 2-1 Chelsea. Terry with the goal (unfortunately!)". "My prediction of the match is Chelsea 3 - Sunderland 1 From Enoch Onyemaobi" Neil Dyson says: "Need Chelsea to win this one, as well as next Sunday! Can't have the scousers or city winning it can we, lots of love, stretford branch MUFC! Come on mourinho, work your magic! Tee hee! Winner next week?????????????????????EL NIÑO! Torres"
Oscar makes a good run at the Sunderland box but his low shot from 25 yards in the centre lacks power and is straight at Mannone who easily gathers.
Willian takes the corner but it goes out for a goal kick off Ivanovich after a scramble in the box.
Chelsea continue to press and Willian tries an effort which is blocked before Ramires shoots at goal from 25 yards in the centre and it deflects off Larsson for a corner on the left.
Ramires crosses from the right side of the box but Mannone gets down to collect the ball.
Willian floats the ball into the box but Borini heads away at the near post.
Azpilicueta wins a corner on the left off O'Shea.
Larsson takes the corner but Schwarzer punches away. Chelsea then break forward and Willian takes the ball to the edge of the box before passing to Eto'o to his left but he shoots wide from ten yards.
Sunderland take the free-kick and feed the ball to Wickham on the left and he wins a corner on the left.
Ivanovich catches Alonso as the pair vie for the ball. It is a Sunderland free-kick midway in their half on the left. Alonso is okay to continue.
Chelsea re-start the game, no changes at the break.
The teams are coming back on the pitch.
Jay says: "Chelsea 2-3 Sunderland, by the form Sunderland are in this week I think they'll give Chelsea a game!"
Senator Ihenyen says: "Chelsea 2 v Sunderland 1" Thanks for your view.
Rhys Stevenson says: "Chelsea should have been at least 2-0 up, but Sunderland geared after win over City, 3-2 to Chelsea I reckon; last 5 minute goal."
Chris has been back in touch to say: "Sunderland have put up a brave display so far - but the burning question is: will their efforts reward them with at least a point? I can't see it happening myself, but you never know!"
Fancy a bet? Sky Bet now go 1/3 for a Chelsea win, 11/4 for the draw and 10/1 for a Sunderland victory. What are your views / predictions for the second period? Send them to email@example.com and I will post up the best when I get back with my brew.
HALF TIME. The teams go in all square after an entertaining first period. Stay with us for the second half.
Sunderland win a free-kick 35 yards out on the left. They take but Ivanovich shepherds the ball out for a goal kick.
Two minutes of added time.
Terry slips allowing Johnson in on goal but Azpilicueta manages to clear.
Replays Ramires having a bit of afters with Larsson, elbowing him but the ref misses it.
Chelsea come again and try to cross to Ramires in the box but Larsson manages to head out for a corner on the left. They take but Sunderland clear.
The ball hits Alonso in the box leading to penalty calls but the ref waves play on. Replays show it was ball to hand and was the right decision.
Matic tests Mannone with a long range effort before the keeper denies Ramires from close range.
Chelsea take the free-kick and feed the ball to Salah but he heads straight at Mannone.
Larsson crosses from the left to Johnson on the edge of the box but he is tackled and Ramires wins a free-kick midway in his half.
Willian takes the corner and Ivanovich heads down at goal from six yards. It hits Mannone on the line, bounces up onto the bar and bounces back to Mannone to gratefully catch!!
Chelsea come again and Ramires wins a corner on the left.
Chelsea take the free-kick short and break up field. Ivanovich tries to release Oscar into the right side of the box but he fouls O'Shea and it is a Sunderland free-kick.
Sunderland win a throw in 20 yards out on the right. Wickham, who appears to have shrugged off the earlier injury, puts the ball into the box but Ramires is fouled by Brown and Chelsea have a free-kick.
Willian floats the free-kick into the right side of the box. Matic out-muscles Colback to head across goal and Terry is there to slot home from close range but the ref has blown for a foul on Colback and it is a Sunderland free-kick.
Azpilicueta is fouled by Johnson with a high kick for a Chelsea free-kick 35 yards out on the left.
Oscar takes the free-kick. He gets the ball over the wall but it is at a good height for Mannone to catch to his left.
Oscar wins a free-kick off Cattermole 25 yards out in the centre.
Wickham is struggling with injury and looks like he may have to come off.
Chelsea press and win a throw in five yards out on the right. They take and Oscar tries an effort from 22 yards on the right but it is straight at Mannone who gathers above his head.
Eto'o tries to pass from the centre to Salah to the right side of the box but Alonso heads away.
O'Shea went down injured after the last Chelsea attack but is up on his feet and okay to continue.
Salah gets to the right byline before crossing into the box but O'Shea clears. Chelsea come again and Willian tries to pass from the left to Eto'o in the centre but it runs through to Mannone to gather.
Borini is played well down the left but his cross into the box is blocked by Ivanovic who clears.
Sunderland comes again and Johnson tries to curl an effort in from the edge of the box to the right but it goes wide.
Chelsea win a free-kick near the halfway line. They take short and keep good possession before Ramires lets fly from 25 yards on the right but his effort is well over.
GOAL - WICKHAM!!!! Wickham brings the Black Cats level!! The Black Cats take the corner to the unmarked Alonso who tries a shot from 22 yards out in the centre. Schwarzer dives to his left and can only parry the ball to Wickham who gleefully slots home!! Game on!!!!
Alonso presses down the left and wins a corner off Ivanovich.
Chelsea take the free-kick and feed the ball to Oscar but O'Shea clears his header near the box.
Sunderland press and Johnson crosses into the box from 20 yards on the right but Terry heads away before Ramires is fouled by Colback to win a free-kick midway in their half.
Sunderland win a throw in 15 yards out on the left. Wickham puts a long throw into the box but Ivanovic heads away.
GOAL - ETO'O!!!! Eto'o puts the Blues ahead from the corner. Willian pouts the corner into the box and Eto'o gets to the ball ahead of marker Cattermole and volleys in from six yards out, with Cattermole left on the floor. It was coming.
It remains all Chelsea and Eto'o almost gets to the left post before Vergini puts the ball out for a corner on the left.
The Blues are camped around the Sunderland box before Willian creates a yard of space for himself and trying an effort from 22 yards in the centre but his low shot lacks power and Mannone easily gathers.
Chelsea continue to press and Oscar floats a cross in from the right but there is no one in the centre of the box and Mannone clears.
Oscar tries to get into the right side of the box but Cattermole tackles and clears.
Borini has the first chance of the game via Route One. Mannone punts the free-kick up, Wickham does well to control the ball and lay it off to Borini who tries a shot from 28 yards of the left of goal but his effort goes wide.
Chelsea take the throw in but concede a free-kick 25 yards out on the left.
Willian tries to release Ivanovich down the right but Borini heads out for a throw in 25 yards out on the right.
Willian presses the Sunderland box and releases Azpilicueta into the left side of the box but his cross is cleared.
Willian floats the corner into the centre and Mannone punches away for a Chelsea throw in 10 yards out on the left. They take and Sunderland win their own throw in in a similar position.
Azpilicueta is released into the left corner and wins a corner on the left off Vergini.
No chances as yet as the teams find their feet in the middle of the park.
Sunderland press but Ramires tackles Colback near the box.
Sunderland get the game underway.
"I can see "Jose Christ" rising up victorious in this game and then going on to claim the prem! Brett Barrs, Leicester." Cheers Brett, the teams are on the pitch, not long to go!
William says: "Im a sunderland fan and going with the easter theme i think that Gus 'The Makem Messiah' Poyet and the boys can do it! Or at least a draw! I would like to see us get off the bottom of the table with our matches that we have in hand!" That's the spirit William, enjoy the game!
Ben says: "We need a big result to pile the pressure on Liverpool and City. 4-0 is my prediction, with Terry, Willian, Eto'o and Oscar all on the scoresheet. Come on you Blues!"
Willie Maher says: "A big shout out to all Liverpool fans watching today. Don't be to disappointed when we win 2-0 and then go on to win the league at the pools expense." Ouch!
John Fawcett says: "Going say 3-1 Sunderland from Sunderland supporter from San Antonio Texas." Cheers John, that's the spirit!
Michael says: "I expect Chelsea to win but I certainly hope it's not THAT empathic. Our midweek draw at Manchester City should give us a bit of confidence today. Having said that, I think Chelsea will win 4-0 today. If we lose narrowly I don't mind as long as we put in the same level of performance as we did on Wednesday. We are down anyway even if we had won in midweek so we are just playing for pride. I want Liverpool to win the league so I equally hope we do them a favour." Thanks for your honesty Michael, enjoy the game!
William says: "As a Liverpool fan i hope that Sunderland get all 3 points but in all honesty they have a good chance of getting a point out of this. the loss of Hazard may turn out to be a big blow for the Blues title run in." That is true William, cheers enjoy the game!
"Am a sunderland fan i think 1-0 sunderland with wickham the only goal from a set piece. hope to gift liverpool the title and try to avoid relegation. Dan #justice96"
Lots of views, here goes....."chelsea to win 4-0 Oscar hattrick and terry.from scott nolan from shoeburyness."
Another Liverpool fan, Erlingur, has been in touch to say: "As a Liverpool fan, I accept a draw, 1-1 it also gives Sunderland points in relegation. Taking 2 points of Chelsea give 1 point for Sunderland is good and enough for me. :) Colback 1 Matic 1.Greetings from Iceland." I'm sure you would accept a draw, you never know!
Chris also asks: "Despite being bottom of the table, are Gus Poyet's men still capable of avoiding the drop?" Despite their draw at Man City in midweek, I can't see it Chris - it seems the cup final loss to the same opponents knocked the stuffing out of them and they now have too much ground to make up, though I'd be interested to hear what Sunderland fans think - send your views / predictions to firstname.lastname@example.org
One of our regulars, Chris Green from Huddersfield has been in touch to say: "Chelsea to win 6-0, with Ivanovic, Ramires, Oscar, Salah, Eto'o and Schurrle scoring the goals."
MY VIEW - Unlike Taz, I can't see Chelsea's defence being breached here and I think they'll run out easy 3-0 winners, with Oscar to score first which pays a handsome 25/1 with Sky Bet! What are your views / predictions for today's game, send them to email@example.com and I'll post up the best throughout the afternoon.
FIRST VIEW - Taz has emailed in to say: "As a Liverpool fan, I'd love to see Sunderland get something from this game. Chelsea may have too much quality in the middle, though. I predict 2-1 Chelsea with a Borini consolation." Cheers for your view Taz, I try to enjoy the game, though with a title at stake, it is now squeaky bum time for all concerned!
Fancy a bet? Sky Bet go 1/6 for a Chelsea win, 6/1 for the draw and 14/1 for a Sunderland victory.
Referee - Mike Dean.
Teams - Sunderland: Mannone, Vergini, Alonso, Brown, O'Shea (c), Cattermole, Colback, Larsson, Johnson, Borini, Wickham. Subs: Celustka, Altidore, Ba, Giaccherini, Scocco, Mavrias, Ustari.
Teams - Cheslea: Schwarzer, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta, Ramires, Matic, Willian, Oscar, Salah, Eto. Subs: Hilario, David Luiz, Mikel, Lampard, Torres, Schurrle, Ba.
Welcome to Stamford Bridge where Chelsea host Sunderland in a top-versus-bottom clash. Can the Blues win to go back to the top of the Premier League, or will the Black Cats stun the hosts, just as they did to Man City in midweek? Send your views / predictions to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post up the best throughout the afternoon.