Bottom of the table Sunderland welcome Swansea City to the Stadium of Light on Saturday (Watch live, 10 a.m. ET online via Live Extra) with the home side under plenty of pressure.
Dick Advocaat’s men have lost both of their opening games, conceding seven times, and are being written off as the early season favorites for relegation.
The opposite can be said for Swansea, who are unbeaten after two games and Garry Monk’s side once again look steady at the back and dangerous in attack.
In team news Sunderland make three changes as John O’Shea, Jack Rodwell and Danny Graham come in. As for Swansea, they are unchanged from the team who beat Newcastle United last weekend.
Sunderland: Pantilimon, Jones, van Aanholt, O’Shea, Coates, Cattermole, Rodwell, M’Vila, Lens, Defoe, Graham. Subs: Brown, Larsson, Matthews, Giaccherini, Fletcher, Watmore, Mannone.
Swansea City: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Cork, Shelvey, Sigurdsson, Montero, Ayew, Gomis. Subs: Nordfeldt, Rangel, Bartley, Britton, Dyer, Routledge, Eder