Sunderland's Lee Cattermole wants more control in his tackling to avoid red cards but will not change his style of play.
Manager Gus Poyet says his Sunderland side are currently "not good enough" and "too easy" to play against.
Sunderland remain bottom of the Premier League after Tottenham win to ease the pressure on manager Andre Villas-Boas.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says champions Manchester United can still win this season's Premier League title.
Eden Hazard scores two fine goals as Chelsea increase Sunderland's relegation fears in a seven-goal thriller.
Sunderland earn only their second away point of the season, holding Aston Villa to a draw at Villa Park.
League Two side Bury sign defender Scott Harrison on loan from Premier League outfit Sunderland until 1 January.
League Two side Wycombe Wanderers extend the loan spell of Sunderland midfielder Billy Knott until 29 January.
Sunderland face Aston Villa on Saturday and midfielder Sebastian Larsson says they "can never forget" April's 6-1 defeat.
The Football Association overturns the red card given to Wes Brown in Saturday's defeat by Stoke following an appeal by Sunderland.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet wants Wes Brown's red card against Stoke rescinded and an apology from referees' chief Mike Riley.
Sunderland's Wes Brown is controversially sent off as Stoke secure a first victory in nine Premier League matches.
Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet insists he must decide who the club sign in the January transfer window.
Winger Adam Johnson says the return of Wes Brown after almost two years of injury has been key to Sunderland's recent form.
Steven Fletcher and Charlie Mulgrew withdraw from the Scotland squad ahead of Tuesday's friendly in Norway.
Former Ipswich and Sunderland keeper Marton Fulop is cleared to return to football after having a tumour removed from his arm.
Ex-Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn praises boss Gus Poyet but admits he would not have considered him for the position.
Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley hopes scoring against Manchester City helps win fans' forgiveness for past indiscretions.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet describes their 1-0 win over Premier League title hopefuls Manchester City as "perfection".
Manchester City suffer their fourth Premier League defeat of the season as Sunderland's revival under Gus Poyet gathers pace.
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