Gus Poyet has made three changes from the side that beat Crystal Palace 3-1 on Monday night. Two are enforced, with Liam Bridcutt replacing the suspended Lee Cattermole, and Wes Brown coming in for the injured Patrick Van Aanholt. The third change sees Adam Johnson return to the starting eleven, replacing Will Buckley. Youngster Tom Robson is on the bench.
Sunderland (4-1-4-1): Pantilimon, Vergini, Brown, O'Shea, Reveillere; Bridcutt; Johnson, Larsson, Gomez, Wickham; Fletcher
Subs: Mannone, Robson, Rodwell, Mavrias, Buckley, Graham, Altidore
Meanwhile Everton boss Roberto Martinez has made two changes from the team that drew 0-0 with Swansea. Sylvain Distin replaces the injured Alcaraz, while Romelu Lukaku comes in for Steven Naismith.
Everton (4-2-3-1): Howard, Coleman, Distin, Jagielka, Baines; Barry, McCarthy; McGeady, Barkley, Lukaku; Eto'o
Subs: Robles, Hibbert, Besic, Atsu, Osman, Gibson, Naismith