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Newcastle and Sunderland linked with former Arsenal and Liverpool target Diego Capel

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North-east rivals Newcastle United and Sunderland will go head-to-head for Spanish winger Diego Capel this summer, according to talkSPORT. The...

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West Ham and Hull linked with Sunderland’s Emanuele Giaccherini

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Sunderland midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini is a summer transfer target for West Ham, Hull City and Genoa, according to reports. The Italy international was a surprise signing from Serie A champions Juventus last summmer, but has failed to hold down a regular starting spot for the Black Cats, particularly since Gus Poyet was appointed manager.

English Premier League

Jose Mourinho, Ramires and Rui Faria Charged By The FA

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The FA have charged Jose Mourinho, Ramires and Rui Faria as a result of what happened during the Premier League match last Saturday where Sunderland defeated Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea midfielder Ramires has been charged for violent conduct following an off-the-ball incident that was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.

Jozy Altidore: Take 2

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Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Starting 11 player to first team player to U-21 squad player. Jozy Altidore came into the 2013-2014 Premier League season with high hopes. He had signed a new contract with Sunderland and was coming off a 31-goal season with AZ Alkmaar. Altidore was returning to the Premier League to make amends for his lackluster season with Hull City in the 2009-2010 campaign.

Connor Wickham Leading Sunderland’s Fight to Try to Keep Club in Premier League

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Four years ago, Connor Wickham won the Golden Ball as the best player in the 2010 UEFA U-17 Championship. The striker followed that up with an outstanding year at Ipswich Town, and earned himself a £7.4million transfer to Premier League side Sunderland at the ripe age of 18.

Seemingly, Wickham had the world at his feet and would be the next great English striker.

Chelsea 1 – Sunderland 2 and two goals for Terrence Boyd

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Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland: Defeat, Home record gone and Liverpool take advantage.

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Chelsea headed into the game yesterday against Sunderland knowing that a win would take us top of the league and would have put real pressure on Liverpool. The complete opposite happened as Sunderland won 2-1, Jose Mourinho's home record is over and earlier this afternoon, Liverpool have beaten Norwich to take a five point lead with three games to go in the title race.

Tactical Review: Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland

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At the start of the game, the two managers were united in their view of the game as a must-win to avoid their Premier League plans slipping away....

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Top five conclusions: Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland

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1. 'Miracles happen, Gus' There was a banner among the Sunderland support that aptly read the above words. At the start of last week,...

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WATCH Jose Mourinho’s Bitter and Sarcastic Post-Match Press Conference After Loss to Sunderland [VIDEO]

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Chelsea suffered a major blow to the team's chances of winning the Premier League today after they lost 2-1 to Sunderland at Stamford Bridge. The loss for Jose Mourinho was his first defeat in the Premier League in a game played at Stamford Bridge since 2004, snapping a 77-match unbeaten league record.

PHOTO: Fabio Borini celebrates his goal against Chelsea

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PHOTO: Fabio Borini celebrates his goal against Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea suffered a huge blow in the Premier League title race after losing out 2-1 at the hands of Sunderland at Stamford Bridge.

As a result of the defeat, Chelsea will go 5 points behind Liverpool, should the Reds win their match against Norwich tomorrow.

Saturday Ticker: Sunderland end Chelsea home unbeaten run; Atletico maintain lead; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Sunderland were dead and buried.

Sitting 20th in the English Premier League with a trip to Stamford Bridge at hand, the Black Cats were up against a wall.

However, a late Fabio Borini penalty kick goal earned Sunderland a 2-1 win and all three points over title hopefuls Chelsea.

Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland: Three key observations as the Blues throw it all away

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Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland: Three key observations as the Blues throw it all away - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea's assistant coach Rui Faira became the personification of every Blues fan's raging emotions when he completely lost it right after Sunderland's winning penalty at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

Chelsea player ratings against Sunderland – Ramires poor, Matic brilliant

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Chelsea player ratings against Sunderland Ramires poor, Matic brilliant - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sunderland dealt a massive blow to Chelsea's Premier League title hopes as the Black Cats grabbed a shock 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge in the late kickoff encounter on Saturday. Samuel Eto'o had earlier given the home side an early lead before Connor Wickham pounced on a Mark Schwarzer to restore parity.

Chelsea v Sunderland: Three points, top of the league and pressure back on Liverpool.

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This evening, Jose Mourinho and his Chelsea team have a chance to put huge pressure on Liverpool by beating Sunderland and moving top of the Premier League by a single point before Liverpool face Norwich tomorrow. Sunderland is as big as any other game we have played this season.

Take our title challenge that looked like being over with defeats to Aston Villa and Crystal Palace, take Jose Mourinho's unbeaten home record in the Premier League and take current form into consideration and you would have this down on paper as a Chelsea win.

Preview: Chelsea vs Sunderland

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Chelsea will be raring to beat the Black Cats knowing that Manchester City's midweek slip-up means that the title is back in their hands. Sunderland...

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Chelsea v Sunderland - YOU pick the Chelsea starting eleven!

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Make no mistake, the game against Sunderland tomorrow is as big as any we have played this season. I am asking YOU the Chelsea fan reading this to pick the Chelsea eleven to face Sunderland.

Now we have some things to consider before you reach your verdict. Branislav Ivanovic is suspended for the first leg against Atletico Madrid and as we know by now, Mohamed Salah and Nemanja Matic are both ineligible having already played for Basel and Benfica in the Champions League this season.

Possible Chelsea Starting Line up Against Sunderland

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Possible Chelsea Starting Line up Against Sunderland - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea will take on Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening looking to reclaim the top position with a victory.

The title race has taken a new twist after Manchester City lost their ground, following their 2-2 draw with the Black Cats on Wednesday night.

Top five conclusions: Manchester City 2-2 Sunderland

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1. It's advantage Liverpool and Chelsea After the Liverpool defeat, Manuel Pellegrini insisted that the title race was still open and he...

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Tactical Review: Manchester City 2-2 Sunderland

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At the start of the game, there were some similarities between Manuel Pellegrini and Gus Poyet's positions despite them being at opposite ends...

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Sunderland Almost Did The Seemingly Impossible

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Sunderland looked doomed before last night's game at the Etihad Stadium and were 7 points from safety with only six games to play, and other sides fighting relegation Fulham and Cardiff had also won their games over the weekend. Connor Whickham - after scoring second goal last night And it looked ominous when [.

Premier League Title Race Is Down To Two

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Manchester City's title hopes are all but over after they were held to a 2-2 draw by Sunderland on Wednesday, while Everton's Champions League dreams hand by a thread after they lost 3-2 at home to Crystal Palace.

City's title hopes were dealt a serious blow on Sunday, when they lost 3-2 at league leaders Liverpool.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona, Man City vs Sunderland & Everton vs Crystal Palace: Open Thread

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It's another chock-a-block day of world soccer today with three big games in Europe featuring el Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona to decide who will win the 2014 Copa del Rey trophy.

Plus there are two matches in the Premier League where we have battles at the top and bottom of the league.

Newcastle In Turmoil – 11 Places Above Sunderland

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Sunderland are in real difficulties, and if they get nothing out of their game tonight at Manchester City, then it's very much looking like they will be relegated, because with just five games to go, they will still be 7 points from safety, and they then travel to Chelsea on Saturday. Gus Poyet unable [.

Preview: Manchester City vs Sunderland

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It is all about bouncing back for Manchester City after they lost a crucial six-pointer at Anfield. They have to take advantage of this game in hand...

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Top five conclusions: Sunderland 0-1 Everton

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1. Sunderland truly need a miracle Gus Poyet got his tactics right, most of his players worked hard enough to get something from the game but they...

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Tactical Review: Sunderland 0-1 Everton

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This was a game that relied heavily on what was happening in the wide areas. Sunderland have been poor in those areas in recent weeks, while Everton...

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Preview: Sunderland vs Everton

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez has always been open about his ambition to upset the odds and take the club into top four. Last week's win against Arsenal put the Toffees' Champions League qualification destiny back in their hands. They visit a Sunderland side that also need to win this game if they are to stay [.

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European Weekend Rewind: Sunderland stun Chelsea; Barcelona rally to defeat Bilbao; and more

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By JUSTIN FERGUSON

After 77 straight league home matches without a loss, Jose Mourinho has now tasted defeat inside Stamford Bridge and it could not have come at a worse time for his Chelsea team.

Second-place Chelsea lost 2-1 on Saturday to last-place Sunderland, who won on an 82nd-minute penalty kick from Fabio Borini.

Sunderland’s Jozy Altidore responds to journalist’s critique during Everton game

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When Sunderland Echo journalist Graeme Anderson decided to slate Jozy Altidore during today's game against Everton, he very kindly tagged the...

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Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland – Blues Old-Boy Borini Nets Winner As Wheels Come Off For Mourinho’s Men (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland Premier League 19th April 2014

What a dramatic game this was, with Fabio Borini, a former Chelsea youth player who is currently on loan from Liverpool netting the winner for Sunderland. That decisive goal, which saw Jose Mourinho suffer his first league defeat at Stamford Bridge ever came after a rather soft penalty decision, with Jozy Altidore standing on Cesar Azpilicueta's foot rather than the other way around.

Video: Chelsea mascot winds up Sunderland captain John O’Shea

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This cheeky Chelsea mascot did everything in his power to employ his own brand of pre-match mind games ahead of yesterday's defeat to...

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Chelsea Assistant Rui Faria Loses it With Referee Mike Dean As Mourinho Pulls Him Away

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Jose Mourinho lost his first ever Premier League home game as Chelsea manager as Sunderland stunned them 2-1 at Stamford Bridge, however it was Assistant manager Rui Faria who lost it following Sunderland taking the lead as he went bald headed at referee Mike Dean who failed to give Chelsea an first-half penalty while also letting Ramires away with an elbow to the face of Sebatian Larsson who had fouled him in the area.

Man City 2-2 Sunderland – Citizens Arrest At Etihad As Black Cats Almost Pull Off Shock Win (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Manchester City 2-2 Sunderland Premier League 16th April 2014

Manchester City's title hopes took an almighty blow at the Etihad on Wednesday night, with the Citizens lucky to come away with a point after a poor performance against bottom side Sunderland.

Video: Man City squad arrive ahead of Sunderland clash

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Manchester City's players have arrived at the Etihad ahead of this evening's game against Sunderland. Ominously for the Black Cats,...

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Sunderland 0-1 Everton – Brown OG Fires Toffees Into Top Four (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Sunderland 0-1 Everton Premier League 12th April 2014

Everton leapfrogged Arsenal into into the top four on Saturday, courtesy of a rather less-than-impressive win against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. The Toffees struggled to click into gear against a Black Cats side fighting for their Premier League lives, with Steven Naismith missing a glorious chance early on.

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Football GIF: Ramires Swings Vicious Elbow Into Seb Larsson’s Face

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By Chris Wright

Okay, so it's not an elbow in the truest sense, but Ramires was unarguably an extremely lucky, lucky boy as he managed to avoid any punishment for openly clouting Sunderland's Seb Larsson in the face during Chelsea's 1-2 defeat at Stamford Bridge this evening.

Football Vine: Oh Vito! Sunderland ‘Keeper Mannone Gifts Man City Etihad Equaliser

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By Alan Duffy

How costly could Vito Mannone's blunder on Wednesday night be to Sunderland? Actually, probably not much as I doubt they'll get within two points of safety anyway. Still, it was quite the howler to give Man City a share of the points, made all the more painful by the Italians attempts to get back and stop the ball rolling into his net.

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Safe Standing Roadshow confirmed for Sunderland Game this Saturday.

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The Chelsea Supporters Trust, in association with cfcuk fanzine, is pleased to announce that the Safe Standing Roadshow will be present in the Fulham Road both before and after the Sunderland home game on Saturday 19th April.

Organised by Jon Darch from the Football Supporters' Federation, the Safe Standing Roadshow will enable Chelsea supporters to see "rail seating" up close and in person.

Soccer TV: Barcelona – Real Madrid and Manchester City – Sunderland

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Barcelona - Real Madrid meet in the Copa del Rey final and Manchester City - Sunderland play in the Premier League on the soccer TV schedule. Read More