Chelsea were indebted to some poor Sunderland finishing before hanging on for a 1-0 success at Stamford Bridge. Sunderland had won five of Martin O'Neill's seven games in charge coming into today's game and but for some poor finishing by the Black Cats could well have emerged with a point.
Chelsea have now won 14 of their last 14 clashes against the Black Cats, but rarely can one have been so unconvincing for fourth in the Premier League.
Referee: Phil Dowd
Venue: Stamford Bridge Attendance: 41,696
TRIBAL ASKS: Frank Lampard keeps being written off, yet here is scoring again
Yellow cards: Luiz )CHE), Torres (CHE), Meireles (CHE), Cattermole (SUN)