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Sunderland vs. Chelsea: Lineups & Game Thread

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As Olivia Newton-John once said, let's get physical, physical!

He's baaaaaaack...
He's baaaaaaack...
Michael Steele

When all the players get tagged in the lineups, the sidebar of the webpage gets really tall. I probably should try to balance that out by writing a proper introduction here...but really, I got nothing.

Sunderland starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Simon Mignolet; Danny Rose, Carlos Cuellar, John O'Shea, Phil Bardsley; Craig Gardner, Seb Larsson; James McClean, Stephane Sessegnon, Adam Johnson; Connor Wickham

Substitutes from: Keiren Westwood, Fraizer Campbell, Matt Kilgallon, Jack Colback, David Vaughan, Titus Bramble, Louis Saha

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

Substitutes from: Ross Turnbull, Paulo Ferreira, Cesar Azpilicueta, Ryan Bertrand, Frank Lampard, Marko Marin, Oscar

And so Lampard's big return starts from the bench. How unexciting.

And more nonexistent squad rotation from the manager. How funny.

Win or lose...