LIAM Bridcutt has warned that his old club Chelsea will be out for revenge against Sunderland this weekend.
Sunderland took a huge step towards Premier League survival when they ended Jose Mourinho’s 77-match unbeaten top-flight record at Stamford Bridge last April, to realistically end Chelsea’s hopes of winning the title.
But that was one of two victories Sunderland enjoyed over Chelsea last season, with Ki Sung-Yueng’s extra-time winner sealing a dramatic comeback from Gus Poyet’s side to secure a place in the Capital One Cup semi-final.
Chelsea have been in imperious form in the opening exchanges of this season, with Mourinho’s men dropping just four points from their opening 12 Premier League games.
And Sunderland midfielder Bridcutt, who came through the youth ranks at Stamford Bridge, believes Chelsea will be in no mood to let their unbeaten league record slip at the Stadium of Light on Saturday (5.30pm kick-off) on the back of last season’s meetings with the Black Cats.
“Knowing that we beat them twice last season will give us a confidence boost,” said the boyhood Chelsea fan.
“On the other hand though, Chelsea won’t take that lying down.
“Given the team they are and the players they have got, they are going to want to come up here and put it right.
“Chelsea are a top team and they aren’t going to be happy about those results last season.
“They are going to want to set the record straight.
“If we are on our game though, and we do things right, then we’ve got a great chance.”
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