It could have been a fixture that decided so much at both ends of the table on the last day of the season but it will like be one of celebration for both clubs.
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For Chelsea it will be the day they finally get their mitts on the Premier League trophy once again after five years in the wilderness.
After they secured the title against Crystal Palace some weeks ago, Chelsea have been on a victory tour of sorts with a lack of application clearly noticeable – and understandable – as demonstrated in Monday’s shock 3-0 loss to West Brom.
Sunderland meanwhile secured their top-flight status with a 0-0 draw at Arsenal though perhaps their celebrations should be muted just a little given the sheer mismanagement and lack of professionalism in some quarters at the club this season – they’ve got to safe ground by the skin of their teeth.
It’s a testament to Dick Advocaat’s late impact on the team and his tears at Arsenal were a lovely touch but whether it’s he or another face who rules the roost over the Black Cats next season, they have a difficult and unenviable task at hand.
This could be the last time we see Petr Cech in a Blues shirt and Jose Mourinho has hinted the goalkeeper will play some part on the day.
Eden Hazard, however, is expected to be missing after having emergency surgery on Wednesday that removed three wisdom teeth.
Ramires, Oscar and young Kurt Zouma will also be out whilst Cesc Fabregas is serving a one-match ban.
After his heroics agains the Gunners in mid-week, Costel Pantilimon has been ruled out with a knee problem and he’s joined by Jordi Gomez, Wes Brown and Liam Bridcutt on the sidelines whilst Danny Graham is a doubt.