Chelsea look to continue their remarkable run of form when they travel to the Stadium of Light on Wednesday night.
The Blues will fancy their chances of making it 10 wins in a row when they face bottom of the league Sunderland.
Here is the best potential line up for the London club…
Thibaut Courtois has only conceded two goals since September 24, and will be expecting to keep another clean sheet against the Black Cats.
The Belgian has been a key part of Chelsea’s good form this season stopping almost all that has been thrown at him.
He will however have to be wary of Jermain Defoe who scored the winner in a 3-2 thriller last season.
Antonio Conte has brought with him many things to the Premier League, one being his preferred formation of three central defenders at the back.
The trio of David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta have proven that it is a formation that can work in English football.
Luiz looks a completely different player this season compared to his previous tenure at Stamford Bridge. Since returning from France the Brazilian defender has been crucial in the solidity of the Blues defence.
His ability to retain and create is something that Chelsea will be looking to capitalise on against a more than likely defensively set-up Sunderland.
The two wing-backs of Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses have given Conte’s men a new dimension in attack.
The support and width they supply have helped the London club stay on the front-foot in several matches this season, penning in the opposition’s midfielders.
It will be the first time Alonso has revisited the Stadium of Light since his very successful loan spell back in the 2013/14 season where he appeared 20 times for the Wearsiders.
The Spanish and Nigerian wing-backs will more than likely be able to utilise their attacking free-reign against a Sunderland side who continue to struggle defending wide positions.
The one defensive midfielder of N’golo Kante should be enough to control the midfield allowing Cesc Fabregas a more attacking role.
The front three of Eden Hazard, Diego Costa and Pedro have been virtually unstoppable this season.
Throughout the majority of this campaign, one of these attacking outlets has been involved in securing the Blues points.
Costa is in an excellent run of form at the moment and will fancy his chances of getting on the score sheet again, especially facing a struggling defence.