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Sunderland Preview: Is this the New Shirt for 2013/14?


By Since66
April 7 2013

Three games a week for the best part of the season, crowds down in the last two Europa League home games, FA Cup semi-final on the horizon with the potential of an ‘expensive’ FA Cup final day out, season ticket renewals on the way and now Chelsea and Adidas want you to part with your money on next season’s shirt without even seeing it as the pre-launch gets into overdrive.

Blue certainly is the colour as splashed out throughout the press yesterday and an expensive mailing card depicting Luiz, Torres and Hazard….. YEP All in blue. Blue paint that is!

Is this what all the fuss is about?

New Shirt 2013

A week ago the game against today’s visitors looked an ‘easy’ affair (no disrespect Black Cats) but with the shock sacking of Martin O’Neil after Sunderland’s defeat by Man Utd and the extremely quick appointment of Paulo Di Canio, today’s game will be as tough as any Chelsea have played during this very long season and no doubt Fatty will continue to rotate!

Sunderland will be up for it as they step out to impress their new boss and I do have a certain amount of sympathy for Di Canio for the way the press have dragged his heels through the mud, before he had a chance to warm his seat in his new plush office.

It’s funny how the press showed no interest in Di Canio when he was boss at Swindon and yes we know he is a loose cannon, but boom…. as they say, the rest is history.

In the game at The Stadium of Light back in December, Chelsea won 3-1 with Torres scoring a double and I doubt Torres will get a chance to capitalise on his midweek double as I expect him to be ‘rotated.’

In games at The Bridge in recent years, Chelsea have won 1-0, 7-2 and 5-0 with Sunderland causing a shock with a 3-0 victory back in 2010.

No repeat today please boys!!




COMING UP: FA Youth Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg v Liverpool (a), Friday 12th April 2013.



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