Sunderland and Chelsea Midfielders Preview Clash as Loanee’s Club Urge Player to Push for Exit

Saturday’s clash with Chelsea is likely to have a huge impact on the relegation battle, with Newcastle expected to win against an awful Aston Villa side. Anything Sunderland can pick up from the recently dethroned Premier League champions will be huge heading into the final two games. Ahead of the game, a midfielder from each side has been stoking the fires, while there’s also transfer news from Italy for the second day running. [More]

Allardyce Promises Changes in the Run In, But Who's At Risk?

It’s becoming a somewhat of a tradition on Wearside now to moan about team selection. A good player dropped or a bad one left in. A change in formation or an insistence on the old faithful. For the past five outings, however, Sam Allardyce has resisted the urge to tinker with the staring eleven, and we couldn’t be happier. Draws with West Brom, Arsenal and Stoke, and a win over Norwich, in that time have helped claw Sunderland ever closer to Premier League survival. [More]

Is It Time to Drop Sunderland's Most Consistent Player for Most of this Season?

Yann M'Vila was Sunderland's only shining light under Dick Advocaat. Sam Allardyce's initial arrival was not detrimental to the Frenchman's performances either, continuing to consistently put in tenacious performances glossed by some fine technique. Somewhere down the line, however, that has changed. [More]

The January Transfer Window, A Stoke Benchwarmer and What Might’ve Been…

It’s been no secret Sunderland had their best transfer window of recent years in January. The signings of Jan Kirchhoff, Lamine Kone and Wahbi Khazri have helped turn Sunderland’s season around, giving genuine hope and belief of extending the clubs stay in the top flight. Nevertheless, the performance on Saturday proved the opposite of what fans have become to expect, as the worst performance since January seeing Sunderland fall back into danger as one particular Stoke forward ran riot. [More]