Chelsea are set to play bottom-of-the-table Sunderland on Wednesday and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has revealed he expects the players to pay great attention to the game if Chelsea must defeat Sunderland.
Conte said: “It’s a great challenge for us and our mentality. It’s important to give continuity.
“We all know Sunderland are bottom of the table, but if you look at the last five games they’re fifth in the table, taking nine points.
“For this reason, we have to pay great attention to the game, be focused and concentrated from the start of the game until the end.
“It’s the first of five games in 22 days and I think we are ready to face a lot of games within a few days.
“We’ve worked very hard to face this period, this Christmas period and now it’s important to start this period in the right way.”