Matt Kilgallon

Di Canio names first team

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by Stuart Vose

Team news from Stamford Bridge.

Paolo Di Canio has named his first team as the new head coach of Sunderland as the Black Cats face Chelsea.

There's a start for Connor Wickham, while Matt Kilgallon comes in to partner John O'Shea in central defence.

Meanwhile youngster Mikael Mandron is joined on the bench by another young prospect, forward Jordan Laidler.

Sunderland: Mignolet, Bardsley, Rose, O’Shea (c), Kilgallon, N’Diaye, Gardner, Larsson, Johnson, Sessegnon, Wickham.

Subs: Westwood, Graham, Colback, McClean, Mangane, Mandron, Laidler.

Chelsea: Cech (c), Azpilicueta, Bertrand, Ivanovic, Luiz, Ramires, Mikel, Oscar, Mata, Hazard, Ba.

Subs: Turnbull, Lampard, Torres, Ferreira, Marin, Terry, Benayoun.