LEE CATTERMOLE returned from suspension to reclaim his place in the Sunderland starting XI at Leicester today.
Cattermole was preferred to Liam Bridcutt, in the only change to the side from Gus Poyet.
However, there was a place on the bench for fit-again Sebastian Coates.
Leicester boss Nigel Pearson made two changes with Paul Konchesky and Riyad Mahrez preferred to Danny Drinkwater and Andy King.
LEICESTER: Schmeicel, De Laet, Morgan, Wasilewski, Konchesky, Schlupp, James, Cambiasso, Mahrez, Vardy, Ulloa. Subs: Drinkwater, King, Hamer, Moore, Knockaert, Nugent, Wood.
SUNDERLAND: Pantilimon, Vergini, O’Shea, Brown, Reveillere, Cattermole, Gomez, Larsson, Johnson, Wickham, Fletcher. Subs: Bridcutt, Rodwell, Altidore, Coates, Mannone, Buckley, Robson.