Dick Advocaat makes one enforced change from the win over Southampton last week, with the returning Wes Brown taking the place of John O'Shea who misses out due to a rib injury.
Steven Fletcher also returns to the match day squad, as he replaces Jack Rodwell who is struggling once again with a hamstring injury.
Sunderland (4-3-3): Costel Pantilimon; Billy Jones, Sebastian Coates, Wes Brown, Patrick van Aanholt; Seb Larsson, Lee Cattermole, Jordi Gomez; Jermain Defoe, Danny Graham, Connor Wickham.
Subs: Vito Mannone, Anthony Reveillere, Santiago Vergini, Liam Bridcutt, Will Buckley, Adam Johnson, Steven Fletcher.
Everton makes two changes after their 3-2 defeat at Aston Villa, as Leon Osman and Ross Barkley replace Kevin Mirallas and Steven Naismith.
Everton (4-2-3-1): Tim Howard; Seamus Coleman, John Stones, Phil Jagielka, Leighton Baines; James McCarthy, Gareth Barry; Aaron Lennon, Ross Barkley, Leon Osman; Romelu Lukaku.
Subs: Joel Robles, Luke Garbutt, Muhamed Besic, Steven Naismith, Aiden McGeady, Kevin Mirallas, Arouna Kone.