Sunderland v Leicester City: Which side should Allardyce select for visit of league leaders?

Jan Kirchhoff in action for Sunderland against West Brom
Jan Kirchhoff in action for Sunderland against West Brom
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Our team of Sunderland writers have chosen their side for the visit of Leicester City - now it is time to pick yours!

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Sunderland, four points adrift of safety, are in desperate need of three points at the Stadium of Light on Sunday afternoon but they face the daunting prospect of league leaders Leicester City.

Which team should Sam Allardyce pick in a bid to spring a shock?

Sunderland writers Chris Young and Richard Mennear have chosen their sides below:

Chris Young's line-up:

Chris has opted to name an unchanged side from the goalless draw with West Bromwich Albion. The Black Cats peppered Ben Foster's goal with 22 attempts, seven of which were on target, but they couldn't find a way through despite dominating the play.

Mannone, Yedlin, Kaboul, Kone, Van Aanholt, Kirchhoff, M'Vila, Cattermole, Khazri, Borini, Defoe.

Richard Mennear's line-up:

Richard has opted to shake things up a little by bringing Jeremain Lens in from the cold. The Dutch winger was dropped from the squad against the Baggies and has a BIG point to prove.

With three points a must, Sunderland need to play more naturally gifted attacking players at home.

Unfortunately that means Cattermole (who impressed against West Brom) or M'Vila dropping to the bench.

Mannone, Yedlin, Kaboul, Kone, Van Aanholt, Kirchhoff, M'Vila/Cattermole, Lens, Khazri, Borini, Defoe.

Choose your Sunderland side here with out team selector: