The Previous Encounter with the Black Cats Saw Chelsea Struggled to get a Win with Eden Hazard on Fire.
Jose Mourinho Made Some Changes to His Team As Mark Schwazer replaced Regular, Petr Cech, Azplicueta drafted to Right Back while Cole played as a Left Back.
Jose also went for a Luiz – Cahill Centre Back That wasn’t upto the billings.
Schurrle played at the Left Flank, while Willian anchored the No. 10 and De Bruyne filled the Right wing.
Willian has been in scintilating form recently, starting all Three Games in a Row and have been consistent.
The Ability to Kill Of Games still went begging as Chelsea Missed Chances in both halves of the game.
For Long Now, The Chelsea Strike Force has been a major issue, while the evolving Catastrophe has to be the Failing Performance from The Centre Backs!
Chelsea were on course to reach the last four after taking the lead when goalline technology adjudged that a combination of Frank Lampard and Sunderland’s Lee Cattermole had bundled a cross over the line.
But they were pegged back two minutes from time when on-loan Borini steered an expert finish past two Chelsea defenders on the line from a tight angle.
A low cross from Azpilicueta picked out Lampard and Cattermole sliding in at the far post. The ball eventually bobbled over the line before goalkeeper Vito Mannone clawed it clear.
Referee Anthony Taylor pointed to his watch to signal the goal had been awarded by the Hawk-Eye technology installed at the ground.
The match looked to be heading towards a routine victory for Chelsea before it was brought to life in the 88th minute following the introduction of Borini.
Borini almost won it but his effort was expertly blocked by Gary Cahill and he perhaps should have done better at the start of extra time when he failed to make proper contact with a deep cross, unmarked at the far post.
Yet Sunderland were not to be denied and after Chelsea’s stand-in keeper Mark Schwarzer had produced a superb save to turn over a header from Ki, the South Korean latched on to a pass from Borini, cut inside and drove the ball low into the net.
Mourinho also highlighted the need for Chelsea To Kill Games Off!
Speaking After The Defeat:
‘In this moment we need to score goals – it is the only thing we need. If we score, we are there.
‘Maybe the solution is to concede less goals, to be more defensive, but this is not what I want.’
‘One team played, one team produced but one team missed chances. Every game we lose is the same story.’
He also Heaped Praise on Brazilian Willian who have been consistent recently.
‘Willian was again fantastic in a crucial position & we created chances, but if you don’t score it keeps the opponent alive.’