After ruling his team out of the running in the race for the title a few weeks ago, Jose Mourinho's men now have their destiny in their own hands as they trail Liverpool by two points, but having to play the Reds at the end of the month.
Chelsea come into this match after a battling performance away from home against Swansea, with a Demba Ba goal good enough to give them three points. With the Blues unbeaten at home in the league under Mourinho, winning 17 of their 19 games this season, it's no surprise to see them at 1/5 (1.20) to take the three points.
Despite picking up a point at City midweek, Sunderland are still rooted to the bottom of the league, six points from safety. With time running out for Gus Poyet's men, they need a miracle if they are to survive.
The Black Cats are without a win in their last 10 games, losing eight of those matches, so it's hard to see them coming away from Stamford Bridge with the three points. William Hill price them at 14/1 (15.00) to win, with the same firm pricing the draw at 5/1 (6.00).
A common theme for Chelsea at home this season has been clean sheets. The Blues have been extremely solid at the back, with the last team to score being Manchester United in a 3-1 win for Chelsea. Since that result in January, Mourinho's men have gone nine games without conceding at the Bridge. With PSG, Arsenal, Galatasaray, Everton and Tottenham all visiting in that time, these haven't been easy matches for Chelsea to keep their opponents out.
With this in mind and Sunderland's woeful form, it's worth backing the Blues to win to nil at even money (2.00) with William Hill.
|Chelsea to win to nil at even money (2.00) for a 2.5pts stake with William Hill
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