Chelsea vs. Sunderland: Predicted XI to tune up for FA Cup final

Chelsea welcome relegated Sunderlamd to Stamford Bridge for what is expected to be Terry's 717th and last match of his 22-year career at the club.

"Then we have the FA Cup (final) against Arsenal".

The Premier League victor however says he will stay in charge of Chelsea rather than move back to Italy at the end of the season. Chelsea need to find some stability if you want to stay at the top every year.

"I'd always thought of him as a champion, a great player, and, for sure, John Terry is one of the best defenders in the world", said Conte, who has given the veteran only five Premier League starts. Conte has used substitutes brilliantly, often bringing on Cesc Fabregas and Willian to close out games, and has been fearless enough to drop John Terry, Costa and Eden Hazard.

While Defoe rightly gets called out as the most important player in a blunt Sunderland attack, in matches like the one on Sunday, it will be Black Cats' defense that will have to ensure that their exit from the league is not as ignominious as the rest of the season.

Eden Hazard has been the best player in an impressive lineup of Chelsea players this season.

"On Sunday we have two targets; to try to win 30 games in this league, which would be an unbelievable target for us, and to help Thibaut Courtois to win the Golden Glove".

The Blues are Premier League champions, and the players will be presented with the trophy tomorrow.

"I think they were worthy winners", he told LFC TV, when asked if Chelsea deserved to win the league.

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce got £2m for avoiding relegation, Conte's bonus will not be small.

"Gary is our vice-captain this season".

Gianfranco Zola's number 25 shirt was not officially retired, but it has not been allocated to a Chelsea player since he left in 2003.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has revealed that his wife and daughter will move to England this summer, thus suggesting that he's going nowhere.

Conte led the Blues to a stunning Premier League triumph at the first time of asking and with Inter Milan hoping to lure the Italian back to Serie A with a big-money offer, Chelsea are keen to reward him with a new deal.

"It's very hard to find players who have enjoyed this kind of career". "Don't forget that to win the title this season for us was incredible". After about 10 games, he made the change, he went from a back four to a back three and since then, they have been very good.

"I certainly don't want us to be embarrassed, that's for sure".

  • Julie Sanders