Three changes ahead of Chelsea tie.
Gus Poyet has made three changes to his side ahead of tonight’s Capital One Cup tie against Chelsea at the Stadium of Light (KO 7.45pm).
Andrea Dossena and Craig Gardner return to the starting line-up, with Phil Bardsley and Ki dropping to the bench.
Meanwhile Adam Johnson also comes back in to replace Fabio Borini, who is named amongst the substitutes.
Sunderland: Mannone, Celustka, Dossena, O'Shea (C), Brown, Cattermole, Larsson, Gardner, Johnson, Giaccherini, Altidore.
Subs: Bardsley, Ki, Cabral, Roberge, Borini, Mavrias, Dixon.
Chelsea: Schwarzer, Azpilicueta, Cahill, D Luiz, Cole, Mikel, Lampard (c), De Bruyne, Willian, Schurrle, Eto’o.
Subs: Blackman, Terry, Essien, Oscar, Hazard, Ba, Torres.