Top of the table Blues draw rare blank at Stadium of Light.
Chelsea failed to overcome resilient opposition and have to make do with a hard earned point from their visit to the north-east.
GK: Thibaut Courtois – 6/10
Had little to do but what he needed to do he did well.
RB: Branislav Ivanovic – 7/10
Standard consistent display from the Serb.
LB: Cesar Azpilicueta – 5/10
Spaniard struggled to cope at times.