Sunderland thrashed by champions Chelsea on Premier League farewell


Colin Randall

Sunderland were well beaten in their final Premier League match of the season. Sunderland bowed out from the Premier League after 10 seasons with a 5-1 thrashing at Chelsea that illustrated the gulf between top and bottom. Few expected Sunderland to spoil the title-winners' party and despite going behind in the game's early stages, Chelsea enjoyed overwhelming possession and were not flattered by the scoreline. Bizarrely, it was the Wearsiders' boss David Moyes who fielded the weakened side against the champions as several first-team regulars declared themselves unfit. But...

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