Chelsea thrashed sorry Sunderland 7-2 at Stamford Bridge to maintain their lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League.

Two goals from Nicolas Anelka and Frank Lampard plus others from Florent Malouda, Ashley Cole and Michael Ballack completed a superb afternoon for Carlo Ancelotti's side.

Sunderland scored consolation goals through substitute Bolo Zenden and Darren Bent but Steve Bruce's side have now failed to win for eight games.

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#Sunderland
#Ashley Cole
#Nicolas Anelka
#Florent Malouda
#Chelsea
#Premier League
#Steve Bruce
#Michael Ballack
#Darren Bent
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