Simon Grayson has named an unchanged league side for the fourth time this season.
Bryan Oviedo, Jack Rodwell and Papy Djilobodji again miss out on a place in the squad.
Sunderland XI: Steele; Jones, Browning, Kone, Galloway; Honeyman, Cattermole, Ndong, McGeady; Grabban, Vaughan
Subs: Ruiter, Asoro, Gooch, O'Shea, Gibson, Matthews, Khazri
Leeds XI: Wiedwald; Ayling, Cooper, Jansson, Anita; Phillips, O'Kane, Hernandez, Saiz; Alioski, Ekuban
Subs: Green, Borthwick-Jackson, Roofe, Dallas, Viera, Shaughnessy, Klich