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Chelsea - Sunderland
Premier League - 25 May 2015
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There goes the final whistle. It is a 3-1 win for Chelsea. A confident, comfortable win the Premier League champions.
Chelsea are going to end the season in all four English divisions not to lose at home in the Premier League.
Matic played provider for the Remy finish. Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho takes the applause of the Chelsea fans.
We are into two minutes of time added on here.
GOAL! Remy with the finish for the third goal and the killer goal ffrom close range. Chelsea have turned this match around. It is going to be a 3-1 win.
Wickham manages to fire a shot at goal, but Cech is equal to the task with a solid stop.
Chelsea become the third team, after Manchester United (1,753) and Arsenal (1,556), to score 1,500 PL goals.
Chelsea fans singing 'boring, boring Chelsea' as their side just keep the ball. This match is going to finish with a Chelsea win. And the title.
Defoe's shot from the end of the box flies into the arms of Cech in his goal.
Chelsea just happy to pass the ball around at the back. In no rush to go anywhere with the title in the bag.
Larsson has a go from 25 yards or so, but the ball spins wide of goal. A goalkick to Chelsea.
Matic is going to be booked for a late challenge on Larsson. Game slowing down to almost a pre-season feeling.
Andreas Christensen on for Jon Obi Mikel
Willian fires a low shot just after a driving run down the right.
Coates appears to bring Hazard down in the box but the referee is having none of it – good burst from Hazard to get into the box there.
Emanuele Giaccherini on for Adam Johnson.
Van Aanholt crosses from wide but Fletcher heads wide from close range.
GOAL! Remy shot from 18 yards goes under Mannone, who should have saved it. Smart play by Hazard. 2-1 to Chelsea.
Chelsea with still over 60 percent of possession in this contest. Sunderland bring pressed back again.
Willian decides to try his luck at the other end, but the ball crashes wide of goal from 22 yards. Decent pace on the shot if not the direction.
Seb Larsson goes for goal, but he is leaning back as he sends the ball well over the bar. Poor executuon from the Swede.
Matic crashes into a late challenge on Johnson. Sunderland with a free-kick 30 yards or so from the Chelsea goal. Out comes the shaving foam from the referee.
Johnson with a nice little cross into the Chelsea box, but Fletcher nods wide from five yards or so from goal. Under a bit of pressure there.
Chelsea fans in full voice as they prepare to pick up this league title. Sunderland content to play on the counter attack.
Chelsea fans seemd to be prapr
Chelsea working the ball nicely around the Sunderland box, but Remy's final shot lacks any pace. Easy enough for Mannone to hold.
Hazard picks out Cahill after a fine sweeping Chelsea move, but the Cahill shot ends up straight in the arms of Mannone.
Hazard twisting and turning in the visiitng box, but his cross is blocked befored flying wide for a Chelsea corner.
Defoe with a shot at goal from 15 yards. Cech won't get there, but Azpilicueta is back on his line to make the block. Still 1-1 then.
Diego Costa off the park after ripping his shirt. But straight back on with a new one. Game going through the motions at the moment.
Wickham with a late challenge on Hazard out wide. Is he going to be booked for that one?
Hazard with some lovely play. The backheel attempts to find Remy, but he can't find the finish.
Willian with some fine dribbling play. Sets up Remy, but his shot lacks conviction as the effort deflects wide of goal. Right idea, but lacked the finish.
Remy with a floated cross looking for Terry, but Sunderland do enough to clear the danger. Mannone collects seconds later.
Wickham with a shot blocked and then Defoe is cut off. Bit of a wasted move for Sunderland with Van Aanholt making a willing run.
Decent little turn and cross by Hazard out wide, but the ball is driven straight into the arms of Mannone.
Ivanovic tries to pick out Diego Costa, but he is tracked by Defoe, who applies enough pressure to ensure the move breaks down.
Off we go then in the second half.
There goes the whistle for the break. It is 1-1 at the Bridge. Let's see what the second period brings in this one.
Defoe drives into the box before firing a shot at goal, but Cech is down quickly to make a decent stop.
We are heading for three minutes of time added onto this first half.
Diego Costa scores from the spot for the league champions – it is his 20th of the season in the Premier League, in just 26 appearances. It is his first penalty for the Blues – he scored five and missed three for Atleti last season in La Liga.
Defoe takes the ball for a wander, but Cahill manages to make a timely challenge in the heart of the Chelsea box.
Cuadrado is hobbling. He departs the action to be replaced by Loic Remy for the Premier League champions.
Cuadrado has been booked for a late challenge, and now he is down injured. Looks like he is going to be taken off.
Chelsea with over 60 percent of possession, but only two shots at goal compared to one from Sunderland. And on we go.
A 20th Premier League goal of the season for Diego Costa. Not a bad haul for him a year after departing Atletico Madrid.
GOAL! Diego Costa makes no mistake from the penalty spot. It is 1-1. Swept the ball low and hard away from Mannone.
PENALTY TO CHELSEA! Cuadrado takes a tumble under pressre from O'Shea. Clear penalty. Silly challenge really.
Steven Fletcher is now on 49 Premier League goals – in the last two PL matches in which he has scored, he has done so twice (away at Crystal Palace and at home to Stoke City).
Steven Fletcher scores for the Black Cats – Sunderland are only the second team to score the opening goal away at Stamford Bridge this season, after Swansea on 13 September 2014 – Chelsea won that match 4-2.
Willian drives the ball towards the Sunderland goal, but the visiting defence holds firm to clear the danger. Easy enough in the end.
Back to the action then with Drogba saying farewell to the Chelsea fans. Rodwell is going to pick up a booking for crashing into a late challenge on Willian.
Diego Cotsta arrives to take over from the Chelsea icon. He has an hour to rescue the home side from defeat in their final home game of the season.
Didier Drogba being carried off the pitch by the Chelsea players. An emotional farewell from the home fans.
GOAL! Steven Fletcher tucks the header into the net for the visitors from the Johnson corner. Sunderland lead 1-0.
Jones on the run for Sunderland. Fine run and cross, but Cahill does well to make the block at the near post.
Drogba carries the ball into the corner of the pitch. The Ivory Coast forward looks as mobile as ever in his movement.
Defoe with a decent hit at the Chelsea goal, but easy enough stop for Cech with the ball driven straight at him.
Rodwell deemed to be guilty of a late challenge on Hazard. Free-kick to Chelsea around the halfway line. Sunderland with plenty of bodies behind the ball.
Van Aanholt moves up the park for Sunderland. In space, but has a shot early from the angle, and the shot spins wide of the goal.
Matic with a late foul on Defoe. Sunderland in possession on the halfway line. Advocaat demanding more from his men.
Sunderland again staying patient in their own half as Van Aanholt brings the ball out from his left-back area. Apart from that Ivanovic shot, Sunderland not having to weather too much stress.
Great hit from distance from Ivanovic, but a solid stop by Mannone in the Sunderland goal. First real test of the day for the Black Cats keeper.
Hazard with the ball searching for Ivanovic on the run. He is bundled to the deck by Larsson. Appeals for penalty, but referee not interested.
Larsson gets his free-kick up and over the wall, but Cech dives full length to tip the ball wide of goal. Solid piece of goalkeeping.
Ivanovic sends Van Aanholt spinning to the deck. Clear foul, and that will be a free-kick to Sunderland 25 yards from goal.
Chelsea playing a high pressing game in the Sunderland half. Asking questions of the Black Cats who are camped deep in the trenches so far today.
Larsson tries a hopeful ball from deep attempting to pick out the run of Van Aanholt, but too strong as the delivery spins long and out of play.
Hazard tries his luck at a cross, but straight into the arms of Mannone. Chelsea fans not overly concerned. They are obviously in a party mood today.
The Black Cats yet to threaten the Chelsea goal. Wave after wave of Chelsea attacks so far, but nothing to show for their efforts.
Ivanovic heads over the bar from the Willian corner before Drogba's effort spins past a post. Might be nothing to play for, but Chelsea looking for goals early on.
Terry complaining that he is being manhandled in the Sunderland box by O'Shea, but the referee decides to wave play on.
Willian throws a free-kick in at pace, but a brave punch clear by Mannone in the Sunderland goal.
Dick Advocaat looking very relaxed on the Sunderland bench. Good job he doesn't have to get a point from this contest today.
Off we go then for the champions final match of the season.
Didier Drogba also starts what he announced will be his final match as a Chelsea player. As well as winning four league titles with the Blues, Drogba has scored 104 goals in 253 previous appearances for them, second only to Frank Lampard (147) as their highest PL era goal scorer.
John Terry and Petr Cech start alongside Drogba – they are the only players to win all four league titles with Chelsea since Abramovich took over.
Keeper Costel Pantilimon is out of Sunderland's final game of the Premier League season at Chelsea. The Romanian damaged a knee in Wednesday night's 0-0 draw at Arsenal which secured the club's top-flight status and will miss out at Stamford Bridge, and he is joined by striker Danny Graham, who is nursing an ankle problem. Midfielder Sebastian Larsson, who finished the game at the Emirates Stadium limping, is fit, but defender Wes Brown and midfielders Liam Bridcutt and Jordi Gomez (all knee) remain on the sidelines.
Forward Eden Hazard starts for Chelsea despite undergoing emergency dental surgery to remove his wisdom teeth. Midfielder Cesc Fabregas is suspended following his dismissal in Monday night's loss at West Brom, but goalkeeper Petr Cech (calf) makes it. Striker Didier Drogba starts his final game for Chelsea. Kurt Zouma (knee), Ramires (kidney) and Oscar (thigh) are all out.
Sunderland coach Dick Advocaat: "Our players have done really, really well in the last eight games, but they need an injection of fresh new players to get more competition in the squad - but not in quantity, in quality."
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho: "The trophy, the object, the silver piece, means less than the feeling. For me, the feeling was Crystal Palace. I was feeling for many months that this title will be ours. The reality is that that moment, when mathematically it's done, is my favourite moment. The defeat against Tottenham, January 1, equal points with the champions, losing an advantage of seven or eight points we had before that, I think was a key moment. It was a big test for the mentality, a big test for the emotional balance, for the character, for the personality."
Teams: Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Matic; Cuadrado, Willian, Hazard; Drogba///Sunderland: Mannone, Jones, van Aanholt, O’Shea, Coates, Larsson, Rodwell, Johnson, Fletcher, Wickham, Defoe
Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE coverage of Chelsea against Sunderland from Stamford Bridge. Chelsea are due to pick up their first Premier League title since 2010 while Didier Drogba starts his final game for the Blues at Stamford Bridge. Dick Advocaat's Sunderland are out of danger, but don't want a hiding by the English champions.