Chelsea enter the final match of the Premier League season with the trophy already in hand, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to play for against relegation-bound Sunderland, who have been far and away the worst team in the league this season.
While Chelsea cannot set a points record, a win would be our 30th on the season breaking the all-time Premier League record of 29. It would also keep the players in the right frame of mind for the FA Cup final coming up next weekend. As Conte says, “we have targets to reach,” so it’s dangerous to really start thinking and looking too far beyond these last two games at the moment.
After this match, there will be plenty to celebrate — Terry’s last game, saying goodbye to Steve Holland, trophy lift, etc. — but for 90 minutes, another win is what’s needed.
Fortunately, the squad are fully healthy once again, not to mention well rested after the mass rotation in Monday’s win over Watford.