Sunderland v Chelsea Team News: Sam Allardyce again keeps faith in line-up

Jeremain Lens
Jeremain Lens

Sam Allardyce has decided to keep faith with the same starting XI for Sunderland's clash against Chelsea today.

The Sunderland boss had been contemplating whether to make changes to his side, but instead opted to keep faith in the line-up for the sixth game in a row.

However, there was a change on the bench with Jeremain Lens taking the place of the injured Billy Jones.

Chelsea made two changes, with Thibault Courtois returning in goal and Eden Hazard taking the place of Pedro.

Sunderland: Mannone, Yedlin, Kone, Kaboul, van Aanholt, Kirchhoff, M'Vila, Cattermole, Khazri, Borini, Defoe. Subs: Pickford, O'Shea, Rodwell, Larsson, Lens, N'Doye, Watmore

Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Mikel, Matic, Willian, Fabregas, Hazard, Diego Costa. Subs: Begovic, Baba Rahman, Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy, Oscar, Traore, Pato