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Coronation moment for Chelsea

Ahead of the final day in the Premier League season, we provide you with all you need to know about Champions Chelsea’s home clash with Sunderland.

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Chelsea captain John Terry must wait to learn if he will start or be a substitute in his final Stamford Bridge appearance.

The 36-year-old defender, who will leave Chelsea this summer after 22 years, made his first Premier League start since September and 716th Blues appearance in last Monday’s win over Watford. But head coach Antonio Conte, who has no injury concerns, may revert to his first-choice line-up to prepare for the FA Cup final with Arsenal on May 27.

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Chelsea have won 20 of their last 24 Premier League games against Sunderland (D1 L3), although two of those losses have come in the last six contests.

The Black Cats have lost 22 Premier League games against the Blues; only Manchester United have defeated them more times (23).

These two sides have met twice on the final day in the Premier League era, with the most recent encounter coming in 2014-15 at Stamford Bridge, when Chelsea also ended the season as champions.

Only twice in the Premier League era have Chelsea ended the season with defeat at Stamford Bridge on the final day; a 2-3 loss against Blackburn in 1995-96 and a 1-3 loss against Aston Villa 2001-02.

In contrast, Sunderland have only ever won once on the final day of a Premier League season (D3 L11), a 3-0 victory against West Ham in the 2010-11 campaign.

This will be David Moyes’ 499th game as a manager in the Premier League (P498 W196 D135 L167, winning 723 points). Terry could make his final league appearance for Chelsea.

The Chelsea captain has made 491 Premier League appearances for the club, more than any other player (63 per cent win percentage). Chelsea could break the Premier League record for most wins in a season (30), with the current record 29 by Chelsea in both 2004-05 and 2005-06).

Only two other sides have won 30-plus league games in a top-flight season (Spurs 31 in 1960-61 and Liverpool 30 in 1978/79) and Chelsea would be the first to do it in a 38-game season.

Should Chelsea win this match, they’ll have won home and away against 12 different teams in the Premier League this season. This would equal the record in a Premier League season alongside Chelsea in 2004-05 and Manchester United in 2006-07. -DAILYMAIL

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