Sunderland vs. Chelsea: Lineups & Game Thread

Time to have a ball. - Michael Regan

Mourinho makes two changes from the weekend: Lampard replaces Essien and Willian replaces Oscar. UP THE BLUES!

I reach in.  It's cold in the house, but it's even colder in there.  The initial shock subsides in milliseconds and my fingers spread slightly wider, heat loss be damned.

The hunt is over quickly; the target was located and zeroed in on in record time.  In on in!  So cold in here.  We make a quick retreat, our hands fully leaden with treasures.

The anticipation grows.

In 1778 when it was first brewed at the Strangeways Brewery in Manchester, Boddingtons has been renowned as a unique, pale-gold ale.  In English pubs, Boddingtons is served using the traditional hand-pulled method, producing a distinctive creamy head and smooth body, with little gassiness.  Ordinary packaged beer cannot match this quality, but the new DRAUGHTFLOW SYSTEM does.  DRAUGHTFLOW cans give the creamy head and authentic fresh taste of Boddingtons Pub Ale.  For best results, serve cool but not ice cold.

Find glass.

Open can.

Pour into glass.

Wait...

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Sunderland starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Vito Mannone | Andrea Dossena, Wes Brown, John O'Shea, Phil Bardsley | Jack Colback, Ki Sung-Yueng | Emanuele Giaccherini, Craig Gardner, Fabio Borini | Jozy Altidore

Substitutes from: Sebastian Larsson, Steven Fletcher, Adam Johnson, Ondrej Celustka, Valentin Roberge, Lee Cattermole, Jordan Pickford

Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Petr Cech | Cesar Azpilicueta, John Terry, Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanovic | Frank Lampard, Ramires | Eden Hazard, Juan Mata, Willian | Fernando Torres

Substitutes from: Mark Schwarzer, Ashley Cole, Michael Essien, Mikel, André Schürrle, Kevin De Bruyne, Demba Ba

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DRINK.

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