Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill has opted to stick with the same side which defeated Fulham 3-1 at Craven Cottage last weekend, meaning no place in the starting lineup for Craig Gardner following his return from injury. Craig did find a place on the bench though at the expense of Connor Wickham.
Sunderland (4-4-1-1): Simon Mignolet; Phil Bardsley, John O'Shea, Carlos Cuellar, Danny Rose; Adam Johnson, Lee Cattermole, Jack Colback, Seb Larsson; Stephane Sessegnon; Steven Fletcher
Substitutes: Keiren Westwood, Fraizer Campbell, Craig Gardner, Louis Saha, James McClean, Matt Kilgallon, David Vaughan.
Meanwhile West Bromwich Albion find themselves on a good run at the moment, and last time out garnered an impressive win over Chelsea.
Steve Clarke has made a couple of changes from the one which beat Chelsea, with Gareth McAuley coming in for Gabriel Tamas. Chris Brunt also returned to skipper the side as James Morrison resorted to a more midfield role.
Yusuf Mulumbu, who I happen to think is one of the more underrated players in the Premier League, misses out with hamstring injury.
West Bromwich Albion (4-2-3-1): Boaz Myhill; Billy Jones, Gareth McAuley, Jonas Olsson, Liam Ridgewell; Claudio Yacob, James Morrison; Peter Odemwingie, Chris Brunt, Zoltan Gera; Shane Long
Substitutes: Luke Daniels, Romelu Lukaku, Goran Popov, Marcus Rosenberg, Gabriel Tamas, Graham Dorrans, Marc-Antoine Fortune
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