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Chelsea edge Sunderland in seven-goal thriller

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Sunderland were looking to cause an upset as they hosted Chelsea on Wednesday night, with the Blues looking for a strong start to the game after conceding first in their last two games.

Chelsea fell behind for the third consecutive game though, with Jozy Altidore getting the better of John Terry and smashed home from close range.

The Blues responded just three minutes later though, with Lampard taking advantage of some poor defending to head home unmarked from a cross by Eden Hazard.

Chelsea continued to create chances with FernandoTorres blasting over, before Hazard doubled Chelsea’s lead with a curling low shot from just outside the box after a silky run.

Sunderland refused to lie down and equalised early in the second half, when John O’Shea poked home after Chelsea failed to deal with a corner.

Hazard doubled his goal tally just after the hour mark with another sublime finish, after latching onto Lampard’s back-pass.

Chelsea extended their lead late on when Phil Bardsley turned the ball into his own net in the 84th minute while trying to clear a low centre from Blues substitute Demba Ba.

Bardsley atoned for his mistake soon after by tapping in from a corner, but it was not enough for his side as they remain rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table.

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