Martin O'Neill was forced into changes as Phil Bardsley and last week's man of the match Lee Cattermole both missed out . Cattermole reportedly has been suffering all week with Flu and hasn't been deemed ready to complete 90 minutes. Bardsley was at fault for Aston Villa's winner last week, but is a favourite of O'Neill's so we can assume injury or illness here too.
Either way it forced a rejig with James McClean and Danny Rose coming into the starting lineup, Craig Gardner reverts to his best position of right back.
Sunderland (4-2-3-1): Simon Mignolet; Craig Gardner, John O'Shea, Carlos Cuellar, Danny Rose; Seb Larsson, Jack Colback, James McClean Adam Johnson; Stephane Sessegnon, Steven Fletcher
Substitutes: Keiren Westwood, Connor Wickham, James McFadden, David Vaughan, Titus Bramble, Louis Saha, Matt Kilgallon
David Moyes names an unchanged side from last weeks 2-2 draw away at Fulham, a 4-2-3-1 with newly called England player Leon Osman partnering Phil Neville in midfield. Kevin Mirallas will support the dangerous Nikica Jelavic in attack.
Everton (4-2-3-1): Tim Howard; Seamus Coleman, Phil Jagielka, John Heitinga, Leighton Baines; Phil Neville, Leon Osman; Kevin Mirallas, Marouane Fellaini, Steven Pienaar; Nikica Jelavic
Substitutes: Jan Mucha, Bryan Oviedo, Magaye Gueye, Thomas Hitzelsperger, Apostolos Vellios, Steven Naismith, Sylvain Distin
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