Gus Poyet has made one change from the side that drew 2-2 with Spurs, with Emanuele Giaccherini earning a first start of the season in place of Ricky Alvarez, who doesn't make it to the bench. Another player out of the matchday squad entirely is Steven Fletcher, with Danny Graham judged a better option. Ouch.
Sunderland (4-3-3): Mannone; Vergini, O'Shea, Brown, Van Aanholt; Cattermole, Rodwell, Larsson; Johnson, Giaccherini, Wickham
Subs: Pantilimon, Jones, Bridcutt, Gomez, Buckley, Altidore, Graham
Meanwhile, the Kettering Hesinberg Sean Dyche has also made one enforced change to the Burnley team that drew 0-0 with Crystal Palace. The injured Danny Ings is replaced by Marvin Sordell.
Burnley (4-4-2): Heaton; Trippier, Shackell, Duff, Mee; Arfield, Jones, Marney, Boyd; Sordell, Jutkiewicz
Subs: Gilks, Wallace, Kightley, Keane, Barnes, Reid, Ward