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Sunderland 3-2 Chelsea: Player Ratings

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Sunderland beat Chelsea at the Stadium of Light, here’s how the lads played.

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Vito Mannone – 8

Made two crucial saves in the second half to keep Sunderland in it and he tipped over a free kick late on.

Patrick Van Aanholt – 7

He crossed for Borini’s goal and he was up and down the line all game.

DeAndre Yedlin – 7

Looks more and more composed every game, he whipped the ball into Defoe for the winning goal.

Younes Kaboul – 7

The first half wasn’t particularly impressive from Kaboul nor Kone but he came back well in the second half with a great performance.

Lamine Kone – 6

He picked up a knock in the first half and he played on though he should have been subbed there and then as he went missing for Matic’s goal on the stroke of half time.

Jan Kirchhoff – 6

Kirchhoff’s passing wasn’t as good as usual today and he was brought off for Watmore in the second half.

Lee Cattermole – 7

Typical engine room in midfield, although his first early half performance was a bit disappointing he got stuck into the Chelsea midfield in the second half.

Yann M’Vila – 7

A better game from M’Vila, he looked a lot more comfortable and assured on the ball as he kept thing ticking over in midfield.

Wahbi Khazri – 8

Khazri ran all game today and he looked to be playing everywhere towards the end of the game. He scored an absolute screamer to get Sunderland level in the first half.

Fabio Borini – 7

Borini as usual put a great shift in. He was nearly played through in the first half when his first touch let him down but he fired home Sunderland’s equaliser to spark the comeback.

Jermain Defoe – 8

Defoe was on his toes looking for chances all day but he lacked service in the first half. He smashed home the winning goal.

John O’Shea – 7 (sub)

Brought on for Kone, O’Shea did a good job in the centre of defence especially when Sunderland got in front.

Duncan Watmore – 7 (sub)

Watmore’s introduction sparked the comeback and his pace and energy helped Sunderland see out the final minutes easier than everyone thought.

Seb Larsson – 6 (sub)

Came on late to add bite and determination and that’s exactly what he did.

Man Of The Match – Vito Mannone

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