Chelsea will have a full complement of attackers to take on whatever threat Sunderland can muster at the Stadium of Light (Watch live on NBC at 1230pm ET and online via Live Extra).
The relegation-threatened Mackems will be staring down a Chelsea attack that features Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Oscar amongst others.
Chelsea is off to the best start in recent Premier League history.
Jozy Altidore is again on the bench for Sunderland, who will start with Steven Fletcher and, Connor Wickham and Adam Johnson prodding the attack.
Sunderland: Pantilimon, Vergini, O’Shea (c), Brown, Reveillere, Larsson, Cattermole, Rodwell, Johnson, Fletcher, Wickham
Subs: Mannone, Coates, Bridcutt, Gomez, Alvarez, Buckley, Altidore
Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Diego Costa
Subs: Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Schurrle, Remy, Drogba