Sunderland host high-flying West Ham United on Saturday (Watch live, 10 a.m. ET online via Live Extra) at the Stadium of Light.
The Hammers head north in fourth place in the standings, as Sam Allardyce’s side are playing wonderful soccer and have Andy Carroll back fit and scoring goals as he scored twice vs. Swansea. As for Sunderland, the Black Cats are difficult to beat and drew away at Liverpool last week.
In team news Sunderland start Jozy Altidore once again, as Lee Cattermole comes in for Liam Bridcut. As for West Ham Diafra Sakho comes in for Enner Valencia.
Sunderland: Pantilimon, Reveillere, Brown, O’Shea, Vergini, Johnson, Gomez, Larsson, Cattermole, Altidore, Wickham. Subs: Mannone, Coates, Bridcutt, Rodwell, Buckley, Alvarez, Fletcher
West Ham United: Adrian, Reid, Tomkins, Cresswell, Kouyate, Jenkinson, Downing, Nolan, Song, Carroll, Sakho. Subs: Jaaskelainen, O’Brien, Collins, Amalfitano, Zarate, Valencia, Cole