Apr 7, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​Stamford Bridge
Chelsea
2-1
Sunderland
Ivanovic (55'), Kilgallon (47' og.)
FT(HT: 0-1)
Azpilicueta (45' og.)
Gardner (25'), Rose (62')

Paolo Di Canio: 'Sunderland players live for big stage'

Di Canio: 'Sunderland players live for big stage'
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Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio believes that his new side are capable of defeating Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has revealed that he expects his side to put on a good performance against Chelsea on Sunday.

Di Canio will take control of the Black Cats for the first time at Stamford Bridge, and he has insisted that it is a fantastic opportunity for his players to showcase their talent on a big stage.

The 44-year-old told the club's official website: "It's fantastic. The players will be motivated on their own; they live to play on the big stage. Obviously we are going to give them extra motivation to try to get a very good result.

"Chelsea at Stamford Bridge - what can you say? I can't wait for it and I expect the same desire and determination from my players to make sure they do a good job."

The former Swindon Town boss arrives at the Stadium of Light with Sunderland just one point above the relegation zone in the Premier League table.

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