The Toffees have struggled for form recently, managing just one win in their last nine games. Roberto Martinez is under a wealth of pressure, and his team appear to be getting worse as the season draws to a close.
He has looked towards youth players in recent weeks, and Sam Allardyce will know that the Black Cats have a great chance to secure survival against an out-of-form side.
Sunderland XI: Mannone, Yedlin, Kone, Kaboul, Van Aanholt, Kirchhoff, Borini, Cattermole, M’Vila, Khazri, Defoe
Substitutes: Jones, Larsson, Rodwell, N’Doye, Pickford, O’Shea, Watmore
Everton XI: Robles, Stones, Pennington, Funes Mori, Baines, McCarthy, Barry, Mirallas, Barkley, Cleverley, Lukaku
Substitutes: Gibson, Oviedo, Lennon, Niasse, Besic, Osman, Howard