Cattermole out of Blackpool clash...
Cattermole to miss Blackpool clash
Sunderland will again be without captain Lee Cattermole this weekend + Danny Welbeck injury update.
Lee Cattermole is out of Saturday's game at Blackpool.
Sunderland's team captain is still resting a back problem picked up during the corresponding fixture against the Tangerines at the Stadium of Light in December.
He has been advised to rest the injury and was ruled out of last week's draw with Newcastle after consulting with manager Steve Bruce and the club's medical staff.
"Saturday is not realistic for me so I am looking forward to the Chelsea game," Cattermole confirmed.
Meanwhile manager Bruce has confirmed Danny Welbeck will miss a further six to eight weeks with a hamstring problem.
Fraizer Campbell, Michael Turner, David Meyler (all knee) and John Mensah (ankle) are also sidelined.