George Honeyman starts for Sunderland as David Moyes makes three changes to the side that lost 1-0 to Bournemouth last week.
Billy Jones and Jason Denayer return to the side as Wahbi Khazri, Steven Pienaar and Donald Love drop out.
Sunderland XI: Pickford; Jones, O'Shea, Kone, Manquillo; Honeyman, Ndong, Borini, Denayer; Anichebe, Defoe
Subs: Mannone, Djilobodji, Larsson, Rodwell, Khazri, Love, Gooch
Hull City XI: Jakupovic, Elmohamady, Ranocchia, Maguire, Robertson; N'Diaye, Clucas, Grosicki, Niasse, Markovic, Hernandez
Subs: Marshall, Huddlestone, Maloney, Mbokani, Dawson, Henriksen, Evandro