Chelsea’s sixth title was confirmed after a 1-0 win at West Brom last weekend but a final-day victory over Sunderland would be their 30th of the season – a Premier League best in a 38-game campaign.

For both teams, the game is just a formality, with Sunderland previously relegated to the Championship and the Blues already confirmed champions.

Having sealed the crown last Friday against West Brom, the Blues will officially be crowned Premier League champions at the end of the game, with John Terry set to mark his final League appearance for the club with his fifth Premier League title.

That will bring Antonio Conte’s fantastic first season in the Premier League to a glorious end. However, the Italian and his team will have at least one eye on next weeks FA Cup final against Arsenal at Wembley – with the Blues looking to dispatch their North London rivals to claim a rare domestic double.


Chelsea captain Gary Cahill and top scorer Diego Costa are among the players likely to be recalled after Antonio Conte made nine changes for Monday’s win over Watford.

John Terry is likely to make his 717th appearance for the Blues in his last game at Stamford Bridge as a player.

Relegated Sunderland will be without 11 injured players.

Defender Lamine Kone and midfielder Didier Ndong are the latest absentees because of dead legs.


John Terry is in line to make his final Stamford Bridge appearance in a Chelsea shirt as the Blues’ captain is set to leave his boyhood club this summer in what is sure to be an emotional farewell.

Terry has called Stamford Bridge his home called home since 1995, with his debut coming against Aston Villa in October 1998.

Since then, the Englishman has made 716 appearances for the club, scoring 66 goals in a glittering career that has seen Terry lift 14 major honours (15 tomorrow), with the chance to lift his 16th in next weeks FA Cup Final.

Everybody here at Breathe Chelsea wishes John the best of luck for the future and we would like to thank him for everything he has done for our great club. He will be sorely missed and will be forever known as our Captain! Leader! Legend!



*Stats by BBC Sport


  • Chelsea have won 20 of their last 24 Premier League games against Sunderland, although two of their three losses have come in the last six meetings.
  • This fixture has produced 112 goals in 31 Premier League meetings, an average of 3.6 per game.


  • Antonio Conte’s side are vying for a 15th Premier League home win in 16 attempts.
  • They are attempting to become the first English side to register 30 top-flight victories in a 38-game season.
  • The Blues have earned 80 points from a possible 93 since the back-to-back league defeats by Liverpool and Arsenal in September.
  • Chelsea are the division’s leading scorers with 80 goals. They have only once scored more in a Premier League season: 103 goals in 2009-10.
  • This will be John Terry’s final match at Stamford Bridge as a Chelsea player. He has made 716 appearances for the club.


  • The Black Cats have lost 10 of their last 13 matches, winning just once and failing to score in 11 of them.
  • They will finish bottom of the Premier League for the third time, a competition joint-record with Nottingham Forest.
  • Sunderland have failed to score in 20 Premier League matches this season, more than any other side.
  • Their only victory in 15 attempts on the final day of a Premier League season came against West Ham in 2011 (D3, L11).
  • This will be David Moyes’ 499th game as a manager in the Premier League. He has won 196 games and lost 167.