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  • Diego Costa(37')
  • L. Rémy(70',88')
  • S. Fletcher(26')
Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland: Remy double helps champions end on a high
Only Important Events
That's all from me, Matthew Judge, and it has been a great pleasure talking you through all of today's action at Stamford Bridge. Congratulations to both Chelsea and Sunderland. We hope to see you again next season. Take care!
Chelsea have finished the campaign on 87 points and eight points clear of second-placed Manchester City. The Blues have been by far the best side in England this season, also lifting the Capital One Cup, and are now set to lift the Premier League title in the coming minutes.
With Hull City's relegation from the Premier League confirmed in the last few moments, the 2014/15 table sees Sunderland finish 16th and one place behind bitter rivals Newcastle, who beat West Ham 2-0 to secure their top flight status today.
Steven Fletcher headed Sunderland into the lead after 26 minutes before a Diego Costa penalty levelled the game 11 minutes later. Juan Cuadrado, the man who won Chelsea the penalty, was replaced by Loic Remy just before the break and the French forward scored twice in the second half to hand Jose Mourinho's men another three points.
A second-half brace from Loic Remy helps Chelsea come back from a goal down to win 3-1 against Sunderland, in their final home match of their title-winning season. The Blues are now eagerly awaiting the Premier League trophy to come out.
FULL-TIME: CHELSEA 3-1 SUNDERLAND
90 + 1'
'Champions of England, we know what we are' rings around Stamford Bridge as Chelsea keep control of possession towards the end. They've been sensational this season and deserve to be champions.
90'
Larsson steps aside from set-piece duties and allows Wickham to take probably Sunderland's last of the current campaign, which he sends too close to Cech as the officials indicate a minimum of two minutes are being added on now.
88'

Nemanja Matić 

88'

Loïc Remy 

GOOOOOAALLL!! It's 3-1 to Chelsea! Jones doesn't get out to Matic and allows the Serbian to swing in an easy low cross to Remy, who taps the ball home from close range for his second today and ninth goal of the campaign.

86'
The home supporters inside Stamford Bridge are now chanting 'boring, boring Chelsea' in these late stages. The Blues have been far from dull to watch today and deserve to be in front, despite Sunderland looking lively every time they go forward.
84'
Giaccherini makes some great space for himself in the final third and plays in Defoe, who drives a lovely effort towards goal which Cech is equal to with a superb save.
83'
Chelsea are knocking the ball around brilliantly in the closing stages of this second half now. They are only a few minutes away from lifting the Premier League title now.
82'

Nemanja Matić 

81'
Matic collects his 10th yellow card of the campaign as Sunderland win a free-kick in the middle of the park. Although they're leading in the final game of the campaign, Chelsea are showing great character off the ball and are closing down with strong intensity.
79'
SO CLOSE! Chelsea almost wrap up the points as Willian breaks forward and sends in a low ball across the face of goal towards Remy, who fails to control it at the back post and allows Sunderland to get back into their shape.
78'

Andreas Christensen

John Obi Mikel

77'
Willian cuts inside from the left and curls a low effort filled with power just wide of Mannone's post, as Chelsea look set to make their final substitution with Christensen stripped and ready to come on.
75'

Emanuele Giaccherini

Adam Johnson

75'
Costa slips in Matic breaking forward from midfield and just as the Serbian looks to get a shot away, Larsson does enough to prevent him connecting with the ball which runs clear. The Swede has played well today.
73'
Costa drifts out to the left-hand side and wins a corner for Chelsea as he strikes the ball off Jones. Terry is marching forward from defence for the set-piece which Hazard is standing over.
71'
GREAT CHANCE! Sunderland come so close to levelling up the tie straight away as Van Aanholt drives in a lovely cross towards Fletcher inside the box, but the Scotland international fails to test Cech from close range and heads wide.
70'

Eden Hazard 

70'

Loïc Remy 

GOOOOOAALLLL!! Chelsea complete the comeback as Remy makes it 2-1 at Stamford Bridge! Hazard glides through the middle of the pitch and drops the ball back to the French striker, who drives a low shot from outside the box past Mannone, who should have done better.

68'
Larsson gets too much height on his effort as the ball flies well over the Chelsea wall and into the crowd behind Cech. The Blues goalkeeper is quick to collect the ball and start off another attack towards the Black Cats.
66'
Matic catches Johnson in the middle of the park and leads to Sunderland winning a free-kick. Larsson is standing over it at the moment and this is a great chance for the visitors to move back in front.
65'
Rodwell plays in Jones and the Sunderland right-back powers in a good cross looking towards Wickham and Fletcher, but Cahill stoops down well to head away the danger at the near post.
63'
The home supporters are enjoying themselves now as the songs continue to sound around Stamford Bridge. It seems to be having a good effect as Chelsea are playing with more zip and have won a corner.
62'
Hazard weaves away yet again from several Sunderland shirts and plays in Remy, who shifts the ball brilliantly well from right to left but drives a shot away from Mannone between the sticks.
60'
Hazard clips in a corner towards the back post which Wickham clears just as Costa looked set to nod home from close range inside the six-yard box. Magnificent defending from the Sunderland forward.
58'
GREAT SAVE! Sunderland catch Chelsea asleep as Van Aanholt surges into the box unmarked and brings out a great save to Cech, before Defoe picks up the spillage and sees his effort cleared off the line by Cahill.
57'
Willian shifts the ball sideways to Costa, who cleverly moves the ball from right to left outside the box but Coates steps out of the defence and clears the danger for Sunderland.
56'
Hazard bends in a decent corner towards the head of Ivanovic, who climbs highest in the midst of the several players from both sides but he diverts his effort just wide of the goal for a Sunderland goal-kick.
54'
ALMOST! Hazard dances past several Sunderland shirts in the final third and plays in Remy with a back-heel, before the Chelsea forward scoops the ball away from O'Shea but just can't quite get a shot away inside the box. Lovely football from the hosts!
53'
SAVE! Rodwell makes half a yard for himself in the middle of the park and digs out a great effort towards goal, which Cech gets down well to and tips away from goal towards his left.
51'
CHANCE! Remy comes so close to putting Chelsea 2-1 up as he latches onto a pass on the penalty spot and swings a left-footed strike towards Mannone, but the faintest of touches from O'Shea sees the ball run out for a corner. Great defending from the Sunderland skipper.
50'
Ivanovic bends in a decent cross towards the Sunderland six-yard box which Coates flicks away towards Costa, who struggles to control it at the back post and sees the chance run clear.
48'
Wickham breaks forward for Sunderland and rather than slip in Van Aanholt making tracks from left-back, he opts to play in Defoe who sees his shot blocked by Cahill just on the edge of the box.
47'
Hazard plays a lovely back-heeled pass towards an onrushing Ivanovic, who hits an outside of the boot shot towards goal but Coates blocks it and sets up a Sunderland breakaway.
46'
Welcome back! Sunderland get us under way for the second half here at Stamford Bridge, with neither side making a personnel change to their lineups during the interval.
Chelsea have been forced to make two early changes with Didier Drogba and Juan Cuadrado both picking up injuries in the first half. Other than that it has been a positive opening 45 minutes for Sunderland, who - besides giving away a penalty - have defended well and conjured up a couple of good combination moves in the final third.
Both sets of players head towards the tunnel here at Stamford Bridge with the two sides locked level on the scoreboard. Sunderland took the lead first thanks to Steven Fletcher's fifth goal of the season, before substitute Diego Costa levelled up things from the spot 11 minutes later.
HALF-TIME: CHELSEA 1-1 SUNDERLAND
45 + 2'
O'Shea brings down Hazard just outside the box but the referee waves play on, to the frustration of the home supporters. Sunderland use that to their advantage, break forward through Defoe and the ex-West Ham striker forces a good save from Cech.
45'
The officials have indicated that there will be three additional minutes added onto the first half as Chelsea push forward looking for another goal before the interval.
44'

Loïc Remy

Juan Cuadrado

44'
Having lit up Serie A during his time with Fiorentina, Cuadrado has struggled to hit the ground running since joining Chelsea. It's a shame to see him come off so early on in this game after winning the penalty for the Blues and looking bright down the right-hand side for the majority of the first half.
42'

Juan Cuadrado 

42'
Chelsea are surprisingly set to make their second substitution in this first half as Cuadrado heads towards the dugout with an injury concern. Former Newcastle United man Loic Remy is about to come on in his place.
40'
As time ticks on towards the end of this first half, Chelsea are having the lion's share of possession at the moment as Coates sinks to the floor under a challenge with Cuadrado just outside the box. The Colombian receives a yellow card as a result of that tackle.
38'
Fletcher plays a good ball back to Defoe, who charges up a shot from outside the box but Cuadrado tracks back in the nick of time to steal away possession superbly for the hosts. The ex-Fiorentina man is starting to make his presence known now in this first half.
37'

Diego Costa 

GOOOOAALLL!! It's all even at Stamford Bridge as Costa makes it 1-1! The Spain international makes no mistake from the penalty spot as he curls the ball to Mannone's right and into the net. Game on!

36'
PENALTY TO CHELSEA! Cuadrado surges forward down the right-hand side and O'Shea clatters into the side of him. The referee doesn't hesitate as he points straight to the spot.
35'
Hazard drifts out to the right flank and plays a cutback towards Costa inside the Sunderland penalty area, but Larsson drops into defence and snuffs out the danger brilliantly.
34'
Wickham receives a pass from Fletcher and drives forward through the heart of midfield all alone with several Chelsea players around, before he plays the ball out for a throw-in to the hosts due to the lack of support for him.
32'

Jack Rodwell 

Rodwell takes out Cuadrado down the right-hand side with a mis-timed sliding challenge, thus handing Chelsea a free-kick and a route back into this game from the set-piece.

30'

Diego Costa

Didier Drogba

30'
Chelsea are back on the ball and have upped their tempo in the last few minutes after going a goal behind, with Costa looking lively in his movement up top.
28'
It looks like it's the end of the road for Drogba as the fourth official holds up his board with the Ivory Coast man's number on, with Diego Costa coming on to replace him. The striker's team-mates carry him off to a standing ovation from Stamford Bridge.
27'
Having had to deal with waves of pressure from Chelsea at the start of the match, Sunderland have grown into this game in the last 10 minutes or so and thoroughly deserve their lead after a lovely corner from Johnson.
26'

Adam Johnson 

26'

Steven Fletcher 

GOOOOOOAALLL!! It's 1-0 to Sunderland! Johnson swings in a lovely corner which bypasses Terry at the back post and allows Fletcher to head home with aplomb from close range.

24'
Coates dangerously dribbles out of his own penalty area surrounded by Chelsea players but he manages to just do enough for Sunderland, as he clears the ball forward.
23'
SAVE! Van Aanholt plays a neat cutback towards Defoe lurking inside the Chelsea box, who drives a lovely effort towards goal which Cech parries away from his spot brilliantly.
21'
Cuadrado runs towards Van Aanholt down the right and plays a lazy cutback towards Hazard, which allows O'Shea to clear up the pitch for the Black Cats as Chelsea were starting to come forward.
19'
CHANCE! Defoe slips in Van Aanholt surging forward from left-back in behind Ivanovic but he drills his shot agonisingly well wide of Cech between the Chelsea sticks from inside the box. A good break from Sunderland nonetheless.
17'
Chelsea are still looking the more likely to break the deadlock but Sunderland have defended well and just need to keep hold of possession a little bit better in order to trouble the hosts more.
15'
Hazard surges forward on the counter-attack and feeds in Ivanovic, who falls down inside the penalty area under a challenge from Larsson. The referee waves away Chelsea's protests and replays show that he was correct to do so.
13'
CHANCE! Larsson powers a good free-kick over the Chelsea wall and forces a strong save from Cech, who guides the ball away from goal with both hands and out for a Sunderland corner.
12'
Ivanovic curls in a cross towards Hazard inside the penalty area but Jones comes across from right-back and clears the danger for Sunderland, who have now pushed forward and earned a free-kick.
10'
Fletcher cleverly back-heels a pass towards Wickham running in between Terry and Azpilicueta alongside him, but the Chelsea skipper steps across and snuffs out the danger for the hosts. That was the first real break forward the visitors have made so far.
8'
Hazard sweeps in a strong-looking cross towards the head of Drogba but Mannone rushes off his line and smothers the ball. Fans alike having been crying out for the Belgian star to play more centrally in recent weeks and it looks as though Mourinho has obliged today, with Willian operating on the left flank in these early stages.
6'
Hazard floats inside from the left flank towards the centre of the pitch and plays a good through ball looking for Drogba, but Coates slides in to prevent it from doing so tremendously well. It's all Chelsea at the moment!
4'
ALMOST! Cuadrado turns Larsson inside out down the right-hand side and drills a lovely low cross towards Drogba, who forces a great save from Mannone inside the six-yard box. The Italian brilliantly denies the legendary Chelsea forward from putting the hosts in front.
2'
It's a carnival atmosphere inside Stamford Bridge today, with both teams having plenty of reasons to celebrate having completed their objectives set out at the start of the campaign. Chelsea are in control of possession at this moment in time and have a corner.
1'
Chelsea get us under way here at Stamford Bridge. The man in charge of the cards for today's affair is Lee Mason.
The players are stripped and raring to go as they leave the tunnel and enter the pitch here at Stamford Bridge, with Sunderland forming a guard of honour for the champions Chelsea. In this fixture last season, the Black Cats came away with a 2-1 win thanks to a Fabio Borini penalty.
We aren't too far away from kick-off here at Stamford Bridge. Taking a look back both Chelsea and Sunderland's respective records when it comes to final day fixtures, the Blues have ended their last three league campaigns with 2-1 victories, while the Black Cats have only won one of their last 13.
TEAM NEWS: Dick Advocaat has made just three alterations to the Sunderland outfit which started the Black Cats' last match against Arsenal on Wednesday, with Vito Mannone, Jack Rodwell and Steven Fletcher all coming in to face Chelsea from the get-go.
TEAM NEWS: Jose Mourinho has made six changes to the Chelsea side which started against West Brom in the Blues' last league outing, with Didier Drogba coming in as captain with Petr Cech starting in what could be their last games for the club.
SUNDERLAND substitutes: Pickford, Reveillere, Vergini, Cattermole, Giaccherini, Buckley, Graham.
SUNDERLAND (4-4-1-1): Mannone; Jones, Coates, O'Shea (c), Van Aanholt; Johnson, Larsson, Rodwell, Wickham; Defoe; Fletcher.
CHELSEA substitutes: Courtois, Luis, Christensen, Boga, Remy, Costa, Solanke.
CHELSEA (4-2-3-1): Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Matic; Cuadrado, Willian, Hazard; Drogba (c).
CONFIRMED TEAM NEWS..
For Chelsea, on the other hand, they'll be hoping to produce a strong display in their last home match of the season, before their skipper John Terry gets his hands on the famous Premier League crown. The Blues lost 3-0 against West Brom last time out, though, and they haven't lost back-to-back Premier League games under Jose Mourinho since May 2006.
The Black Cats are unbeaten in their last four Premier League games, winning two, and manager Dick Advocaat will be hoping to make another good impression at Stamford Bridge today in front of Sunderland's travelling support, with the club having offered him a contract to stay on permanently next season.
Thanks to earning a crucial point away from home against Arsenal in midweek, in a game which could have been nervy Sunderland are instead travelling to the home of the Premier League champions in Chelsea in good spirits, having secured their top flight status for another season.
Good afternoon and welcome to our LIVE text commentary of today's fixture between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge, on the last day of the 2014/15 Premier League season. I'm Matthew Judge and I will be your host for the match, which kicks off in around 35 minutes time.
LAST FIVE MATCHES
Chelsea
W L D W W
24/05/15
3-1
19/05/15
3-0
10/05/15
1-1
03/05/15
1-0
30/04/15
1-3
Sunderland
L D D W W
24/05/15
3-1
21/05/15
0-0
16/05/15
0-0
09/05/15
0-2
02/05/15
2-1
HEAD TO HEAD
2
1
2
24/05/15
3-1
29/11/14
0-0
19/04/14
1-2
18/12/13
2-1
05/12/13
3-4
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