Team to face Everton.
Martin O'Neill has named his line up for this afternoon's game.
There are two changes to the side that faced Aston Villa last week, with both Danny Rose and James McClean starting at Goodison Park.
John O'Shea takes over the captain's armband with Lee Cattermole ruled out after picking up a knock.
Phil Bardsley also misses today's game at Craig Gardner returns to right back.
Sunderland: Mignolet, Gardner, Rose, Cuellar, O'Shea (c), Larsson, Colback, McClean, Johnson, Sessegnon, Fletcher.
Subs: Wickham, Kilgallon, Vaughan, Bramble, McFadden, Saha, Westwood.
Everton: Howard, Coleman, Baines, Heitinga, Jagielka, Neville (c), Osman, Mirallas, Pienaar, Fellaini, Jelavic.
Subs: Mucha, Oviedo, Naismith, Distin, Hitzlsperger, Gueye, Vellios.