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The final whistle goes! An important victory for Chelsea, but a tough start to life as Sunderland boss for Paolo Di Canio.
Mata makes way for Frank Lampard.
Change for Chelsea as Yossi Benayoun replaces Eden Hazard.
Jack Colback replaces Craig Gardner, who will miss the next two games after his first-half booking.
Sunderland make a change with James McClean coming on for Seb Larsson.
Rose goes into the book for a late challenge on Hazard which leaves the Chelsea man in a heap on the turf.
GOAL FOR CHELSEA!!!
GOAL FOR CHELSEA!!!
Chelsea make a change with Demba Ba making way and Fernando Torres joining the fray, complete with mask.
Referee Swarbrick brings the half to a close. Cesar Azpilicueta's own goal is the difference between the two sides.
GOAL FOR SUNDERLAND!!!
Craig Gardner goes into the book for a heavy challenge on Demba Ba, who is down needing treatment.
Toby Day writes: 'Supporting Chelsea today with a prediction of 3-0 or 4-0! With Demba Ba starting with Mata, Hazard, Ramires, Oscar and Obi behind him, I think we'll do well!'
Usman Abdulqadir says: 'In a way, Benitez's line-up represents the future of Chelsea. The attacking intent is obvious. Also, the midfield anchor of Mikel and Ramires worked quite well in the past. So, I'll be bullish and go for a 4-0 home win. COYB.'
John Spalding writes: 'Optimistic today and hoping Sunderland get a vital 1-0 win via a Wickham goal and a strong performance from our defence!'
Chelsea fan Tim Sheehan from Ireland is unimpressed with Benitez's team selection and writes: 'Has Rafa got a personal vendetta against John Terry, or is he just plain stupid that he can't see that JT is still the best centre-half in the Premier League.'
Iain writes: 'Can only see a Chelsea win today. Final score 4-1 to the Blues with Mata getting three and Ba one. Wickham will get Sunderland's one.'
Sunderland fan Liam from South Shields has been in touch. He's put plenty of thought into this one, saying: 'In Demba Ba's last two games v Sunderland he's missed a penalty and scored an own goal. Red card, anybody? In O'Neill's first game for Sunderland he brought on James McClean and got us the win, because of that. Mandron and Laidler could be Di Canio's McClean. I'll say 2-2. Demba Ba OG and Wickham for Sunderland. Hazard and Lampard for Chelsea. Demba Ba will also miss a penalty and get sent off.'
Mundoo Adam Halym, from the Maldives, no less, writes: 'I think today's match is an acid test for Chelsea. If they want beat Sunderland, Rafa must use Hazard very freely.'
Luke Burgess writes: 'Going for a 3-1 win to the Blues with Mata getting one and Hazard and Ba grabbing one each. Connor Wickham for Sunderland.'
Sunderland fan Jamie Cogle from Kent is first in touch to say: 'Very excited for Di Canio's first game. I have a good feeling about this, but I won't hold my breath. Viva Di Canio!'
Our friends at Sky Bet have a host of markets available on today's game, with Chelsea very short favourites at 2/7, the draw on offer at 9/2 and Sunderland currently 9/1. An outsider romped the Grand National yesterday, so you never know....
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