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Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland: Player Ratings

Sunderland lost at Stamford Bridge, here’s how the lads played.

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Vito Mannone – 5

Probably should have saved Remy’s first goal. In what could be his last game for Sunderland he did ok.

Patrick Van Aanholt – 7

Offered himself all afternoon down the flank and was ignored on a couple of occasions when Wickham decided to keep the ball. Attacked well but was not the best defensively.

Billy Jones – 6

Like many players today he didn’t get out well enough to block the cross for Chelsea’s third goal. Again another ok effort.

John O'Shea – 4

The game was played at a preseason pace and O’Shea continued to look slow and behind everyone. He made a silly challenge to give Chelsea a penalty and didn’t track Remy quick enough for the third goal. This game desperately showed that O’Shea needs to be replaced in the summer.

Seb Coates – 6

The better of the centre halves today, he gave a solid account of himself again and probably worth having an enquiry about in the summer.

Seb Larsson – 7

Had a free kick saved in the first half and overall he did the usual Seb Larrson things.

Jack Rodwell – 6

Played well in the first half but he continues to be anonymous during periods in games.

Adam Johnson – 5

Didn’t see a lot of Johnson today. He had shot go over in the second half but he should have played Wickham thorough on goal instead of shooting.

Connor Wickham – 5

Keeps shooting from distance and keeping the ball when he should be passing. He needs to sharpen up his decision making in the final third for next season.

Steven Fletcher – 7

Scored Sunderland’s goal but he also had a great chance from a free header straight after Chelsea took the lead which he spurned.

Jermain Defoe– 6

Looked lively and had a few shots on target which forced decent saves from Cech.

Emanuele Giaccherini – 5 (sub)

Didn’t do anything.

Man Of The Match – Steven Fletcher

Nobody stood out today but the man of the match goes to Fletcher simply for his goal that put us ahead.

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