Sunderland v Chelsea preview
Chelsea captain John Terry will miss the game at Sunderland but Frank Lampard will return.
For the home side defender John O'Shea and striker Steven Fletcher are both in contention for the clash.
O'Shea is the more likely to feature having trained this week following a calf
injury while leading scorer Fletcher will be assessed later today.
The Scot was forced off at half-time in last weekend's defeat by Norwich with
an ankle problem and saw a specialist this week.
Captain Lee Cattermole is expected to be out for another two months after
damaging knee ligaments.
Frank Lampard is expected to play some part at with Sunderland after recovering from his calf problem.
Daniel Sturridge's hamstring injury will prevent him from participating at the
Stadium of Light, but the Club World Cup is a realistic target.
But captain John Terry is not considered for Sunderland and he will not travel to Japan either.
Midfielder John Obi Mikel will not participate at the Stadium of Light as he
begins a three-game ban.