Writer: Gary Johnson
Date:Saturday January 16 2010
Steve Bruce is hoping the sunshines on his players as they took a trip to Portugal this week. They may need the luck of the Sun gods as they face top of the league Chelsea this weekend. Sunderland could not face Chelsea at a better time with Mikel, Drogba, Essien and Kalou on International duty with the African Nations. With Chelsea on a bad run of form this is the time for SAFC to show they can mix it up with the big boys.
'On our day, we know we have got some very talented footballers who can produce a level. The big question mark over us is we haven't done it consistently enough.
'Against the big teams when there is no expectation, we have done extremely well. I hope that continues.
'We will have to be at our best. You know when you go to Chelsea that you will have to be at your best because if you are not, you know what the consequences are.
'We have to be at our best and hope we catch Chelsea not at their best.'
With four players away on International duty this is the best time to play Chelsea, lets hope they cannot cope with the passion of the Sunderland players on Saturday.
The last time Anelka faced Sunderland he scored a hat - trick and our defence needs to keep sharp as he looks to take over Drogba's scoring record this season.
Turner faces his last match four game ban but Jones, Richardson, Zenden and Cattermole are all loking for a call up for this fixture.
He is the main man for SAFC as he looks to improve on his 13 goals in this league campaign. If Terry slips up the English hit man will look to add to his record this season.
Chelsea 2 - 0 Sunderland
Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!
Date:Saturday January 16 2010
Boss Urges Fans To Fill the Stadium of Light (Wednesday April 23 2014)
Borini Picks Up Young Player Gong (Wednesday April 23 2014)
Mannone Pleased With Award. (Wednesday April 23 2014)
Cattermole Ready For The Hard Work To Come (Tuesday April 22 2014)
Stats: Chelsea v Sunderland (Saturday April 19 2014)
Sunderland Halt Citeh's Charge (Wednesday April 16 2014)
Stats: Manchester City v Sunderland (Wednesday April 16 2014)
Team News From The Etihad Stadium, Manchester. (Wednesday April 16 2014)
Sunderland Travel To Etihad To Take On City (Wednesday April 16 2014)
Sunderland Short On Numbers Ahead Of City Clash (Wednesday April 16 2014)
|14. Hull City||34||10||6||18||-9||36|
|15. Aston Villa||34||9||8||17||-14||35|
|Will Swansea City Take Risk And Appoint Monk?
» Swansea : 23/04/2014 21:48:00
|Have Your Say In The Vital Swansea Message Forum
» Swansea : 23/04/2014 21:35:00
|Liverpool: Reds To Spend Big In Summer
» Liverpool : 23/04/2014 19:40:00
|FA To Get Their Pound of Flesh
» Chelsea : 23/04/2014 19:07:00
» Chelsea : 23/04/2014 16:40:00
|Boss Urges Fans To Fill the Stadium of Light
» Sunderland : 23/04/2014 15:27:00
|Borini Picks Up Young Player Gong
» Sunderland : 23/04/2014 15:02:00