Gus Poyet had made four changes to the side that lost 3-4 to Chelsea in midweek. Steven Fletcher comes in to partner Jozy Altidore, with Fabio Borini dropping to the bench, while Adam Johnson returns to the team, replacing Emanuele Giaccherini. Elsewhere Seb Larsson replaces Craig Gardner, and Ondrej Celustka comes in for Andrea Dossena, with Phil Bardsley presumably switching to left back.
Sunderland (4-3-3): Vito Mannone, Ondrej Celustka, John O'Shea, Wes Brown, Phil Bardsley; Ki Sung-Yeung, Jack Colback, Seb Larsson; Adam Johnson, Jozy Altidore, Steven Fletcher
Substitutes: Jordan Pickford, Modibo Diakite, Andrea Dossena, Craig Gardner, Lee Cattermole, Emanuele Giaccherini, Fabio Borini.
Meanwhile under-fire boss Andre-Villas Boas has also made four changes from the side that came from behind to beat Fulham, with goal hero Lewis Holtby in the team, replacing Erik Lamela. Elsewhere Kyle Naughton, Moussa Dembele and Nacer Chadli start in place of Jan Vertonghen, Chiriches and Sandro.
Tottenham Hotspur (4-2-3-1): Hugo Lloris, Kyle Walker, Michael Dawson, Etienne Capoue, Kyle Naughton; Moussa Dembele, Paulinho; Aaron Lennon, Lewis Holtby, Nacer Chadli; Jermaine Defoe
Substitutes: Brad Friedel, Zeki Fryers, Erik Lamela, Sandro, Andros Townsend, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Roberto Soldado