David Moyes has named an unchanged side for the trip to Middlesbrough this evening.
Lamine Kone remains on the bench and Wahbi Khazri keeps his place after a superb display against West Ham.
Cristhian Stuani, who scored the opener in the return fixture, starts for the hosts.
Sunderland XI: Pickford, Jones, O'Shea, Denayer, Manquillo; Gibson, Cattermole, Ndong; Anichebe, Defoe, Khazri
Subs: Mannone, Pienaar, Borini, Kone, Lescott, Rodwell, Januzaj
Middlesbrough XI: Guzan, Chambers, Ayala, Gibson, Friend; Clayton, De Roon, Forshaw, Stuani, Downing, Negredo
Subs: Dimi, Fabio, Bernardo, Fischer, Traore, Bamford, Gestede