Sunderland vs Chelsea Starting Lineup & Predictions Capital One Cup

by Sameer Arshad | Posted on Monday, December 16th, 2013 | 0

Chelsea are coming into the League Cup Quarterfinal match against Sunderland on the back of defeating Crystal Palace 2-1 playing at home as Fernando Torres and Ramires scored goals to give a very important win to Chelsea. Sunderland on the other hand are struggling at the bottom of Premier League but every year one of the bottom half side from epl put together a good run in the Capital One Cup and this year it might be Sunderland specialy considering Chelsea will field a 2nd string side with League match against Arsenal back of Jose Mourinho mind. So here are the team news and possible starting lineup for Chelsea and Sunderland.


Sundeland vs Chelsea 2013 Capital One Cup QF – Possible Starting Lineup

These are the possible starting lineups for Sunderland and Chelsea for Quarter final match on 17th December 2013

Chelsea Team News:

Jose Mourinho wont risk some of his main players for the quarter final game, they are playing against Arsenal for the League match on Monday night football. He might use either Eto’o or Damba Ba upfront wile Schurrle and Willian are expected start on the flanks with Oscan playing just behind the striker. Ashley Cole might return to the starting lineup after missing out against Palace.

Sunderland Team New:

Gustavo Poyet will be starting with Steven Fletcher who just made a appereance from the bench against newcastle United, while Adam Johnson might start in place of Borini who was poor against Newcastle United last week. Sebastian Larrson is expected to play just behind the striker.

Chelsea Champions LeagueSunderland vs Chelsea Predictions:

Chelsea have the luxury of having 6 days off after this Quartfer final match so Mourinho can play a few of his main players in this game, Sundrland are playing at home and if they play with the same determination as they did against Newcastle United they should be a threat. Though Chelsea to go through with a narrow win accoring to me.

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