Dec 14, 2013, 9:48 AM EST
Big Sam has been hearing a growing number of calls for his sacking this week, with the Hammers having fallen into the relegation zone just above the Black Cats.
Fabio Borini and Jozy Altidore both start alongside each other up front. It’s possible that Borini slides in behind the American for service, or the two will play side-by-side and Emmanuel Giaccherini will serve as their creative option in the attacking midfield.
Altidore has looked energized by scoring his first Premier League goal of the year two weeks ago, and will hope his boosted confidence continues to manifest itself in the attack.
West Ham – Jaaskelainen; McCartney, Tomkins, Jarvis, Maiga; Morrison, Noble, Collins, Demel, Diame; J.Cole.
Bench – Dossena, Cabral, Gardner, Fletcher, Johnson, Pickford, Roberge.
Sunderland – Mannone; Celustka, Bardsley, Brown, O’Shea; Cattermole, Ki, Larsson, Giaccherini; Borini, Altidore.
Bench – Dossena, Cabral, Gardner, Fletcher, Johnson, Roberge, Pickford.
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