If head to head stats mean ANYTHING then we are looking at goals tonight at the Stadium Of Light in the Carling Cup quarter round tie with Chelsea which is live on Sky.
HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
(Max last 10 only)
Dec 2013 Premier Sunderland 3-4 Chelsea
Apr 2013 Premier Chelsea 2-1 Sunderland
Dec 2012 Premier Sunderland 1-3 Chelsea
Jan 2012 Premier Chelsea 1-0 Sunderland
Sep 2011 Premier Sunderland 1-2 Chelsea
Feb 2011 Premier Sunderland 2-4 Chelsea
Nov 2010 Premier Chelsea 0-3 Sunderland
Jan 2010 Premier Chelsea 7-2 Sunderland
Aug 2009 Premier Sunderland 1-3 Chelsea
May 2009 Premier Sunderland 2-3 Chelsea
The last time these two met of course was in the Premier League and it was a tight contest – Chelsea edging it 4-3 and there’s now a gulf of 24 points between them in the stable and Sunderland are guaranteed one thing – they will bottom of the table for Christmas 🙁
Manager Poyet is now hoping for a good Cup run if nothing else to take away some of the doom and gloom.
“I need to take these games seriously,” he said. “In the last round against Southampton, we played well and we went on to win [in the league] against Man City. Let’s see if we can repeat that and do well and then beat Norwich.
His glass seems half full but Chelsea have a good cup record in recent years and should again prove hard for Sunderland to get past.
Chelsea have won their last nine trips to Sunderland in all competitions and are unbeaten in 10 at the Stadium of Light.
Over 2.5 goals seems the call. It’s in the stats after all.
RECOMMENDED BET (1-10 points)
10 points OVER 2.5 GOALS at around 4/6 with Star Sports