Jozy Altidore

Five new boys to start

by Kate Smith

Di Canio names his starting XI.

Paolo Di Canio has named his side for the first game of their 2013-14 Barclays Premier League season.

Goalkeeper Keiren Westwood gets the nod to start between the sticks, whilst five of the summer signings going straight into the starting line-up

Right back Ondrej Celustka will make his first appearance for the club after joining last week; Valentin Roberge will make his Premier League debut; midfielders Cabral and Emanuele Giaccherini will start in the centre and striker Jozy Altidore, fresh from his hat-trick for the US will start up front.

A very attacking bench has been named by Di Canio, with Connor Wickham, David Moberg Karlsson, Ji Dong-won and El Hadji Ba all featuring.

Two familiar faces are named in the Fulham side as Kieran Richardson starts for Martin Jol’s side and new boy Darren Bent makes the subs’ bench.

Sunderland: Westwood, Celustka, Colback, Roberge, O’Shea (c), Larsson, Cabral, Johnson, Giaccherini, Sessegnon, Altidore.

Subs: Wickham, Moberg Karlsson, Diakite, Ba, Cuellar, Dong-won, Mannone.

Fulham: Stekelenburg, Riether, Richardson, Hangeland, Hughes, Sidwell, Boateng, Taarabt, Duff, Kasami, Berbatov.

Subs: Senderos, Ruiz, Karagounis, Briggs, Rodallega, Bent, Stockdale.