Chelsea up to third

Chelsea secured their third win in six days, and kept their hopes of automatically qualifying for next seasons Champions League alive by coming from a goal down to beat Sunderland at Stamford Bridge.

The visitors, under the guidance of new manager Paolo Di Canio, took the lead on the stroke of half time when Cesar Azpilicueta turned the ball into his own net.

However, the Blues levelled shortly after the break thanks to another own goal, this time from Matthew Kilgallon who got the final touch following a shot from Oscar.

Chelsea’s winner also had a touch of good fortune; Branislav Ivanovic deflected a David Luiz shot in to hand the hosts three points which sees them rise to third in the division with just seven games left to play, starting with the trip to Fulham a week on Wednesday.

The club are currently joint on points with fourth place Tottenham Hotspur, with the sides set to meet at Stamford Bridge in the coming weeks. The Blues also have a game in hand over their London rivals.

However, they will now their attention to their Europa League Quarter Final second leg with Rubin Kazan in Russia on Thursday, before travelling to Wembley three days later for the FA Cup semi-final with Manchester City.

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