From the German third tier to managing a care home: What happened to the Sunderland team who beat Chelsea on this day in 2016?

From the German third tier to managing a care home: What happened to the Sunderland team who beat Chelsea on this day in 2016?

It's five years to the day since one of the more memorable days in Sunderland's recent history.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 4:18 pm

Rejuvenated under Sam Allardyce, the Black Cats were climbing towards Premier League safety amid some encouraging performances.

With the likes of Newcastle United and Norwich City dropping points, a window of opportunity was beginning to present itself.

And the great escape was well and truly on when Chelsea came to town on May 7, 2016.

Goals from Wahbi Khazri, Fabio Borini and a Jermain Defoe stunner saw Sunderland claim a vital win - and they climbed out of the bottom three as a result.

Diego Costa and Nemanja Matic had scored for Guus Hiddink's Chelsea, who saw captain John Terry sent-off late on.

Safety would go on to be secured, but what became of the Sunderland side that beat the Blues on that superb afternoon? We take a look at the varying fortunes of the players who featured that day, and the man in the dugout...

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