All three of our left backs are now fit again – so Steve McClaren will have to choose between Paul Dummett, Sadio Haidara and Kevin Mbabu, who started at left back in the previous two games against Chelsea and Manchester City.
Paul Dummett started the last game against Norwich where he lasted until the second half when Sadio replaced him.
Kevin Mbabu – in at left back?
Steve McClaren will be tempted to start the same side that played well last week at home to Norwich in the 6-2 win and we think that’s exactly what he will do.
However, we would love to see Kevin Mbabu return at left back.
There is also a choice to be made in defensive midfield as to who starts there – and it’s between Cheick Tiote – who started last time out – and the reliable Vurnon Anita, who came on at half-time for Cheick and Anita had a good game.
This is the team we hope that starts tomorrow at the Stadium fo Light in a 4-4-1-1 formation.
Janmaat Mbemba Coloccini (c) Mbabu
Sissoko Colback Tiote Wijnaldum
Subs: Woodman Dummett Lascelles Anita de Jong Cisse Thauvin
What would your team be for Sunderland?