Sunderland Stats: Slow Starts and Five-Star Defoe

Sunderland come into this game against newly promoted Bournemouth on the back of a 1-0 home defeat against Tottenham Hotspur and without a league win so far this season. Opponents Bournemouth have won one game so far but lost their most recent match against Norwich City. Bournemouth will become the 43rd different team Sunderland have played against in the Premier League. [More]

Sunderland Stats: M'Vila to Enter the History Books Already

After last week’s disappointing start to the season, Sunderland have the chance to get their first points on the board at home against newly promoted Norwich City. Due to Lens, Kaboul and Matthews making their debuts last week, Yann M’Vila could become the 1,000th player to play for Sunderland in a competitive game. [More]