Yedlin is making just his 13th appearance of the season, but starts for the third straight match. Since the 22-year-old returned to the squad after a lengthy spell on the bench, Sunderland has earned points in two of its last three games.
The Black Cats remain in the relegation zone but have put pressure on those above them with four points over their last two. In addition, the club is without any major injury concerns of late, with just Jermain Lens and Duncan Watmore out with long-term issues. Fabio Borini starts on the bench for the second straight match, without a start since February 2.
Crystal Palace, meanwhile, is in serious trouble. The club is winless since December 19, and has just three points during that time. They’ve gone from the top seven to a relegation battle in the blink of an eye. With Liverpool, Manchester United, and Leicester City their next three opponents, this figures to be a critical game for them to get back on track.
The Eagles get a boost in Yannick Bolasie, who makes his first start that winless streak began, having played 45 minutes in the 3-2 loss to West Brom last time out. Alan Pardew is still without Jason Puncheon and James McArthur, while Bakary Sako returns to the squad on the bench.
Sunderland: Mannone, Yedlin, O’Shea, Kone, PVA, Kirchhoff, M’Vila, Rodwell, N’Doye, Khazri, Defoe.
Subs: Pickford, Jones, Kaboul, Cattermole, Larsson, Toivonen, Borini.
Crystal Palace: Hennessey; Ward, Dann, Delaney, Kelly; Cabaye, Jedinak; Zaha, Mutch, Bolasie; Wickham.
Subs: McCarthy, Mariappa, Ledley, Lee, Sako, Gayle, Adebayor.