Chelsea v Sunderland odds – 2/1 on home win gets punters in spin

Chelsea are labelled as 2/1 to beat Sunderland on Saturday evening in a clash that could determine the fate of sides at either end of the table.

Popular firm Coral have enhanced the price on Jose Mourinho’s side to 2/1 from 1/5, which is attracting plenty of attention from punters today.

Both Chelsea and Sunderland have a lot to play for in the late Saturday kick-off and both sides will be desperate to get the three points if they want to achieve their goals for the season.

For Chelsea, they desperately need a win to stay in the title race knowing that a win could potentially see them top with just three games left to play.

Although there is a lot riding on the game, Jose Mourinho is likely to rotate some players around in an attempt to rest some of his top names ahead of the Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

This means that the likes of Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah are likely to start on Saturday whilst Ashley Cole could be preferred at left-back ahead of Cesar Azpilicueta.

Meanwhile, Samuel Eto’o has recovered from the thigh strain that kept him out of the trip to Swansea meaning that the Cameroonian veteran is likely to feature ahead of the in-form Demba Ba.

The Blues will also be aided by the fact that they are the only side to remain unbeaten at home this season picking
up 15 wins and 2 draws since Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge.

It makes the trip even more daunting for a Sunderland side who are bottom of the table and six points from safety.

With Gus Poyet eager to make an impact on his former stomping ground, the Uruguayan will likely keep Connor Wickham upfront after his brace against Manchester City in mid-week earned them a valuable point.

It’s also likely that Santiago Vergini will also keep his spot at right back should Carlos Cuellar fail a late fitness test as he continues his recovery from injury.

However, Sunderland have struggled for form away from home this season having won just 3 of their 17 away games all season long in a season blighted by missed opportunities and inconsistent performances.

With everything to play for on Saturday night, both Chelsea and Sunderland will be looking to give it all in the hope that will pay dividends once the season finishes in a few weeks time.

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