Paolo Di Canio gets off to a losing start as Sunderland manager, although today was always going to be a tough one. There was plenty of fight, spirit and confidence in the first half but following that some frailties came to the fore. Reaction and reports are here.
Paolo Di Canio's first game as Sunderland manager ended in defeat, but there were a few positives to take from the performance. This week's Talking Tactics analyses the 2-1 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
The Paolo Di Canio reign is up and running but Sunderland slumped to a 2-1 defeat the hands of Chelsea in what was very much a game of two halves. A stunning first was undone by a poor second as the home side took the three points.
Paolo Di Canio makes his bow as Sunderland manager in a very tough clash at Champions League contenders Chelsea. Can he make an instant impact? We've got all the team news and more right here in our preview...