Daniel Sturridge showed £50 million striker Fernando Torres how to find the back of the net as Chelsea
claimed their first win on the road this season with a 2-1 victory
Sunderland should have taken the lead when on-loan signing Nicklas Bendtner – making his 100th Premier League appearance – glanced a header wide from a free-kick. The hosts were made to rue that miss when Sturridge’s clever cross found John Terry, who coolly side-footed home after Sunderland had initially failed to clear their lines.
Chelsea’s second arrived five minutes after the restart, Sturridge running clear and shrugging off the challenge of Wes Brown before slipping the ball past Wearsiders’ goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. Sunderland got one back through Ji Dong-Won but that was as good as it got for Steve Bruce’s charges.
18′ [0 – 1] J. Terry