Chelsea v Sunderland team news: Lescott starts as Defoe misses out

Lescott makes his first start for Sunderland

Lescott makes his first start for Sunderland

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Jermain Defoe looks to have played his last game for Sunderland after missing out against Chelsea.

The 34-year-old has travelled to Stamford Bridge but is not named in the squad.

A number of youngsters are on the bench with Sunderland suffering a number of injuries.

Sunderland XI: Pickford; Manquillo, Jones, O'Shea, Lescott, Oviedo; Larsson, Cattermole, Rodwell; Borini, Januzaj

Subs: Mannone, Gibson, Maja, Asoro, Love, Embleton, Gooch

Chelsea XI: Courtois; Moses, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Terry, Alonso; Kante, Fabregas, Willian, Hazard; Costa

Subs: Begovic, Zouma, Cahill, Chalobah, Matic, Pedro, Batshuayi