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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14:  Asamoah Gyan of Sunderland battles with Josh McEachran of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on November 14, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Asamoah Gyan of Sunderland battles with Josh McEachran of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on November 14, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

Scott Heavey

Sunderland's Asamoah Gyan (left) and Chelsea's Joshua McEachran battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday November 14, 2010. See PA Story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial print use only except with prior written approval. New media use requires licence from Football DataCo Ltd. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.pressassociation.com/images/restrictions for full restrictions.

Sunderland's Asamoah Gyan (left) and Chelsea's Joshua McEachran battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday November 14, 2010. See PA Story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial print use only except with prior written approval. New media use requires licence from Football DataCo Ltd. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.pressassociation.com/images/restrictions for full restrictions.

Rebecca Naden

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14:  John Obi Mikel of Chelsea takes a tumble during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on November 14, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: John Obi Mikel of Chelsea takes a tumble during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on November 14, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Michael Regan

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14:  Sunderland players celebrate victory after the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on November 14, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Sunderland players celebrate victory after the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on November 14, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

Scott Heavey

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14:  Petr Cech and Ashley Cole of Chelsea looks dejected as Danny Welbeck scores Sunderland's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on November 14, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Petr Cech and Ashley Cole of Chelsea looks dejected as Danny Welbeck scores Sunderland's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on November 14, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Michael Regan

Sunderland's Boudewijn Zenden gets away from Chelsea's Nicolas Anelka during the Barclays Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday November 14, 2010. See PA Story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial print use only except with prior written approval. New media use requires licence from Football DataCo Ltd. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.pressassociation.com/images/restrictions for full restrictions.

Sunderland's Boudewijn Zenden gets away from Chelsea's Nicolas Anelka during the Barclays Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday November 14, 2010. See PA Story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial print use only except with prior written approval. New media use requires licence from Football DataCo Ltd. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.pressassociation.com/images/restrictions for full restrictions.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14:  Didier Drogba of Chelsea takes on Lee Cattermole and Danny Welbeck of Sunderland during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on November 14, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Didier Drogba of Chelsea takes on Lee Cattermole and Danny Welbeck of Sunderland during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on November 14, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Michael Regan

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti shows his frustration on the touchline during the Barclays Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday November 14, 2010. See PA Story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial print use only except with prior written approval. New media use requires licence from Football DataCo Ltd. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.pressassociation.com/images/restrictions for full restrictions.

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti shows his frustration on the touchline during the Barclays Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday November 14, 2010. See PA Story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial print use only except with prior written approval. New media use requires licence from Football DataCo Ltd. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.pressassociation.com/images/restrictions for full restrictions.

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Sunderland's Nedum Onuoha (second right) takes on Chelsea's Branisalv Ivanovic as he goes on to score the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday November 14, 2010. See PA Story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial print use only except with prior written approval. New media use requires licence from Football DataCo Ltd. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.pressassociation.com/images/restrictions for full restrictions.

Sunderland's Nedum Onuoha (second right) takes on Chelsea's Branisalv Ivanovic as he goes on to score the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday November 14, 2010. See PA Story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial print use only except with prior written approval. New media use requires licence from Football DataCo Ltd. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.pressassociation.com/images/restrictions for full restrictions.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14:  Ashley Cole of Chelsea tangles with Kieran Richardson of Sunderland during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on November 14, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Ashley Cole of Chelsea tangles with Kieran Richardson of Sunderland during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on November 14, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

Scott Heavey

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14:  Steve Bruce manager of Sunderland (R) applauds as Asamoah Gyan scores Sunderland's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on November 14, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Steve Bruce manager of Sunderland (R) applauds as Asamoah Gyan scores Sunderland's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on November 14, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

Scott Heavey

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Asamoah Gyan of Sunderland battles with Josh McEachran of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on November 14, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

Chelsea 0 Sunderland 3: Goals from Nedum Onuoha, Asamoah Gyan and Danny Welbeck gave Sunderland a deserved victory over Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

It was Chelsea's first home defeat since March and their first at the hands of Sunderland since 2001.

The visitors stunned Carlo Ancelotti's side on the stroke of half-time when Onuoha dribbled his way through the home defence to score.

Gyan added the second just after half-time and Welbeck seized on a poor backpass by Ashley Cole in the 87th minute to hand Chelsea their second defeat in three games.

Chelsea went into the game hoping to stretch their lead at the top of the table to five points but they never looked likely of wining this encounter.

The Wearsiders made a solid start and warned Chelsea inside the opening few minutes.

Midfielder Lee Cattermole cleverly intercepted an intended pass from Branislav Ivanovic and played the ball out to Gyan on the left.

The Sunderland striker, who scored the equaliser in their 1-1 against Tottenham in midweek, sent his shot just wide of the far post.

Chelsea, who beat Sunderland 7-2 last season, were struggling to make headway against Steve Bruce's side.

Chelsea's new defensive partnership of Paulo Ferriera and Ivanovic, forced upon them by injuries to captain John Terry and Alex, struggled to cope with the movement of Gyan and Welbeck.

In the 18th minute Chelsea managed to fashion their first real chance when John Mikel Obi put Nicolas Anelka in the clear but he could not control it in time and the opportunity went begging.

Moments later Florent Malouda created an opening for Yury Zhirkov but the Russia international ended his twisting run into the area with a shot that flashed past the far post.

Chelsea midfielder Ramires sent an 18-yard header towards the top corner in the 24th minute but Craig Gordon was able to make the save.

Sunderland defender Michael Turner was booked by referee Chris Foy after he brought down Didier Drogba on the edge of the penalty area in the 28th minute.

The Ivory Coast striker sent a rising free-kick just over the top of the crossbar but Chelsea earned a corner as his effort took a deflection.

His next effort, from 35 yards after Lee Cattermole has brought him down, went straight into the hands of Gordon.

But Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech kept the scores level in the 36th minute when Onuoha crossed for Welbeck to head the ball towards the bottom corner.

The Czech keeper dived low to his left to turn the ball around the post.

Sunderland were unlucky not to score from the resulting corner when Kieran Richardson sent a shot across the face of the goal.

Cech was the saviour again in the 38th minute when Gyan put Welbeck through but Cech saved with his feet.

Moments later Welbeck was brought down by Ivanovic when he got ahead of the defence and the Chelsea defender was lucky to get just a yellow card.

But after Cech made another superb double save, Onuoha dribbled through the Chelsea defence to put Sunderland in front. It was the first goal Chelsea had conceded at Stamford Bridge since they hosted Aston Villa in March.

Chelsea's afternoon got worse in the 52nd minute when Sunderland opened up their defence once more and Gyan added the second.

Jordan Henderson collected the ball from Welbeck and put Gyan clear, and the Sunderland striker made no mistake as he slipped the ball beyond Cech.

Chelsea were now rocking and unable to cope with Sunderland's quick passing and movement.

In the 59th minute Welbeck sent a curling effort just wide of the far post as the visitors threatened to add to their lead.

Chelsea had been restricted to a couple of long shots from Drogba and the boos rang out from the home fans when Malouda was replaced by Salomon Kalou.

The home side had rarely threatened in the second-half and Bolo Zenden almost made it three for the visitors when he tried to divert the ball past Cech from close range in the 63rd minute.

Chelsea huffed and puffed in a bid to get themselves back into the game but Anelka was just over with an 18-yard shot in the 86th minute.

And Sunderland made it three in the 87th minute when Chelsea defender Cole's poor back pass was intercepted by Welbeck and the striker kept his cool to beat Cech.

Belfast Telegraph