Sunderland vs. Chelsea: 5 Memorable Matches

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Sunderland vs. Chelsea: 5 Memorable Matches
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This weekend sees Rafa Benitez continue his unenviable task of winning over a frosty, cruel Chelsea support, as he takes his band of Terry men up to the Northeast, where he’ll meet another manager anxious for a win.

Martin O’Neill’s Sunderland side are desperate for some festive cheer and will be hoping to prolong the Blues' Champions League trophy shaped misery. It’s a massive game for both managers, both craving victories, both for very different reasons.

Over the years, previous encounters between the two sides have produced some memorable moments, providing shock victories, avalanches of goals (spectacular ones at that) and some quite frankly offensive dance moves.

Ahead of Saturday’s kickoff, let’s look back at some of those special moments...

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