Gus Poyet has made just one change from the side that drew 1-1 with Everton, with Lee Cattermole returning from suspension to replace Liam Bridcutt. Sebastian Coates returns from injury to feature on the bench, but Ricky Alvarez hasn't recovered in time.
Sunderland (4-1-4-1): Pantilimon, Vergini, Brown, O'Shea, Reveillere; Cattermole; Johnson, Larsson, Gomez, Wickham; Fletcher
Subs: Mannone, Coates, Robson, Bridcutt, Rodwell, Buckley, Altidore
Meanwhile PE/fill in Religion education teacher Nigel Pearson has made two changes from the Leicester team that was beaten 2-0 at Southampton. Paul Konchesky and Riyad Mahrez come in for Danny Drinkwater and Andy King.
Leicester (4-4-2): Schmeichel, De Laet, Morgan, Wasilewski, Konchesky; Mahrez, Cambiasso, James, Schlupp; Vardy, Ulloa
Subs: Hamer, Moore, Drinkwater, Powell, King, Knockaert, Nugent, Wood