Sunderland vs. Chelsea: Lineups

Sunderland need a win but the chances of them getting it against Chelsea are not good on paper. Fortunately for Martin O'Neill's band of red and white stripped misfits, games are not played on paper.

The Black Cats lineup is mostly first choice with the only major chance being Connor Wickham replacing the injured Steven Fletcher up top. Simon Mignolet and his defense will be tested by Chelsea's attack...well everyone except Torres we expect.

Rafa Benitez continues his match-to-match tinkering giving Victor Moses and Oriol Romeu the start. The rest of the lineup remains much the same with Fernando Torres leading the attack...or at least trying too.

Sunderland starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Simon Mignolet; Phil Bardsley, Danny Rose, John O'Shea, Carlos Cuéllar; Sebastian Larsson, Criag Gardner; Adam Johnson, James McClean, Stéphane Sessègnon; Connor Wickham.

Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Petr Cech; Branislav Ivanović, David Luiz, Gary Cahill, Ashley Cole; Oriol Romeu, Ramires; Victor Moses, Eden Hazard, Juan Mata, Fernando Torres.

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