Gary Neville predicts Chelsea v Sunderland

Gary Neville looks ahead to Chelsea's clash with Sunderland in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte Photo: The Sport Review

Gary Neville reckons Antonio Conte will choose to field a full-strength team when Chelsea host Sunderland in their final game of the season on Sunday.

The Blues celebrated winning the Premier League title in front of their home fans on Monday night thanks to a 4-3 win over Watford at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea will lift the Premier League trophy on Sunday as they celebrate a remarkable first season in charge for Conte at Stamford Bridge.

However, the Blues are still chasing a domestic double this season and will take on Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley at the end of the month.

But despite that crunch clash looming large, Neville is expecting to see Conte field a full-strength team against the Black Cats.

Speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, Neville said: “It is an important game on Sunday. They need to keep their form going.

“I’d imagine Antonio Conte will play his strongest available side ahead of the FA Cup final.”

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Chelsea’s dramatic turnaround this season has been in stark contrast to their struggles last term, when they ended up 10th and without a trophy.

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