Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio is giving first public starts to four of his summer recuits, with Vito Mannone, Emmanuele Giaccherini, Jozy Altidore, and Cabral making the line-up for the opening fixture of the Asia Trophy. Valentin Roberge, El-Hadji Ba, and David Moberg-Karlsson are named on the bench.
There is also a welcome return to the side for Wes Brown, who hasn't played in over a year since limping out of the Peace Cup last in Korea last summer.
In terms of shape, it looks much of a muchness to last season.
Sunderland (4-4-2): Vito Mannone; Craig Gardner, Jack Colback, Wes Brown, John O'Shea; Adam Johnson, Seb Larsson, Cabral, Emmanule Giaccherini, Stephane Sessegnon, Jozy Altidore.
Substitutes: Kieren Westwood, Jordan Pickford, Connor Wickham, David Vaughan, Mikael Mandron, David Moberg-Karlsson, El-Hadji Ba, James McClean, Carlos Cuellar, Valentin Roberge
Meanwhile Andre Villas-Boas has named former Sunderland loanee Danny Rose and current reported target Tom Huddlestone in the Spurs side.
There was no Gareth Bale, who is injured, but it is a strong line-up as you'd expect.
Tottenham Hotspur (4-2-3-1): Heurelho Gomes; Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Michael Dawson, Steven Caulker; Scott Parker, Tom Huddlestone; Aaron Lennon, Gylfi Sigurðsson, Clint Dempsey
Substitutes: Brad Friedel, Huge Lloris, Benoît Assou-Ekotto, Zeki Fryers, Kyle Naughton, Jan Vertonghen, Tom Carroll, Andros Townsend, Jermain Defoe.