Sunderland had won five of Martin Oâ€™Neillâ€™s seven games in charge coming into todayâ€™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
TRIBAL ASKS: Frank Lampard keeps being written off, yet here is scoring again
Yellow cards: Luiz )CHE), Torres (CHE), Meireles (CHE), Cattermole (SUN)