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Confirmed Lineups: Sunderland vs Tottenham

The team's are in for today's clash with the North London side.

Mark Thompson

Ricky Alvarez has been handed a chance to make an instant impact in a Sunderland shirt, with Gus Poyet giving the Argentine his debut in place of Steven Fletcher, who drops out of the matchday squad entirely. It's the only change from the team that were beaten at QPR before the international break, with Connor Wickham moving into the middle.

Sunderland (4-3-3): Mannone; Vergini, O'Shea, Brown, Van Aanholt; Cattermole, Rodwell, Larsson; Johnson, Alvarez, Wickham

Subs: Pantilimon, Jones, Bridcutt, Gomez, Giaccherini, Buckley, Altidore

Meanwhile, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has made two changes from the team that were beaten 3-0 at home to Liverpool. Vlad Chiriches comes in for Jan Vertonghen, while Moussa Dembele replaces Bentaleb.

Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Dier, Kaboul, Chiriches, Rose; Dembele, Capoue; Lamela, Eriksen, Chadli, Adebayor

Subs: Vorm, Fazio, Naughton, Lennon, Stambouli, Townsend, Kane