George Honeyman makes his first Premier League start at the Hawthorns this afternoon.
David Moyes has made two changes from the side that lost 2-0 at Turf Moor on Tuesday night, John O'Shea and Jack Rodwell in for Donald Love and Fabio Borini.
Victor Anichebe is back in the squad and offers a much needed option from the bench.
Javier Manquillo is not fit to take his place in the 18.
Allan Nyom has been cleared by FIFA to take his place in a strong West Brom team.
Sunderland XI: Mannone, Jones, O'Shea, Djilobodji, Denayer, Van Aanholt; Larsson, Honeyman, Rodwell; Januzaj, Defoe
Subs: Mika, Anichebe, Borini, E Robson, T Robson, Embleton, Love
West Brom XI: Foster, Nyom, McAuley, Dawson, Brunt; Yacob, Morrison, Fletcher, Chadli; Phillips, Rondon
Subs: Myhill, Olsson, Robson-Kanu, Livermore, McClean, Leko, Field