Our football match prediction:
Stadium of Light could soon become the “Stadium of Dark”. The Black Cats have been struggling in the Premier League this season and they are sitting in the last position in the standings ahead of the visit of league leaders Chelsea. Sunderland suffered a 3-0 loss to Sunderland in Saturday’s relegation six-pointer and they are regarded as big underdogs in the game against Antonio Conte’s troops. The Blues failed to impress against WBA at the weekend, but thanks to Diego Costa’s brilliant goal they picked up all three points from Sunday’s football match. Chelsea extended their winning run to nine games and with Sunderland next, the capital club are likely to give fans yet another reason for celebration on Wednesday evening. Coach Antonio Conte is obviously the right man for the job and seeing that he can count on all of his first-team regulars ahead of the trip to Sunderland, we predict that the visitors will extend their winning run in the English top flight.
Highlighted Player (Patrick van Aanholt):
Patrick van Aanholt is a Dutch footballer who plays as a left back for Sunderland. The left-footed player joined Chelsea at the age of 19, but he made no more than two appearances for the Stamford Bridge outfit. After spending five years on loan spells at Coventry City, Newcastle United, Leicester City, Wigan Athletic and Vitesse Arnhem, he signed a contract with Sunderland in 2014 for a fee in the region of £2 million. Patrick van Aanholt impressed in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign with the Black Cats, scoring four goals in 33 appearances for Sam Allardyce’s troops. Speaking of his international career, the pacey full back made his Netherlands debut on 19 November, 2013 in a friendly game against Colombia. The two teams played out a goalless draw in Amsterdam and Van Aanholt came on as a substitute to replace injured ace Memphis Depay. Patrick van Aanholt was born in Hertogenbosch, but his parents are from Curacao.
Highlighted Team (Chelsea):
Over the years Chelsea have established themselves as one of the dominant forces in the English Premier League. Roberto Di Matteo helped the team win their first ever Champions League trophy (2011/2012), but it has to be noted that they were more than fortunate to beat Bayern Munich in the title game. Chelsea have been playing at Stamford Bridge since 1876 and they are a real force to be reckoned with at home. The Blues have won seven FA Cups, five League Cups, two UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups and the UEFA Europa League. Rafael Benitez was in charge of the team that faced Benfica in the 2012/2013 Europa League final, with Branislav Ivanovic scoring the winner for the Blues in the title clash. After lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, the Blues largely struggled in the next campaign, which saw Jose Mourinho’s second spell with the club come to an end, and Antoine Conte went over to take the reigns for the 2016/2017 season.