Gus Poyet has made plenty of changes for the visit of Swansea City at the Stadium of Light.
Injuries have ruled out Wes Brown and Emanuelle Giaccherini, so Santiago Vergini gets another chance to impress in his preferred central defensive position with Will Buckley coming in on the flank.
There is another start for Billy Jones at right back, but Jozy Altidore's cup goal in midweek wasn't enough to get him another start here. Connor Wickham has returned up front.
The headline news for Swansea was Wilfried Bony only making the bench after his suspension. Bafetimbi Gomis starts. Ki Sung-Yueng starts in midfield.
Sunderland (4-3-3): Mannone; Jones, van Aanholt, Vergini, O’Shea; Larsson, Rodwell, Cattermole; Johnson, Buckley, Wickham.
Subs: Bridcutt, Fletcher, Gomez, Altidore, Mavrias, Alvarez, Pantilimon.
Swansea City (4-2-3-1): Fabianski, Rangel, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor; Ki, Shelvey; Sigurdsson, Dyer, Routledge;Gomis.
Subs: Tremmel, Richards, Bartley, Montero, Carroll, Emnes, Bony.