DEDRYCK Boyata and Kevin Davies come into the team for today's crunch clash with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

Boyata replaced Gretar Steinsson at right back, with the Icelander a late withdrawal after picking up a stomach bug.

Davies is rewarded for his fine performance off the bench in the 2-1 victory over Aston Villa, and should line up on the right side of attack, replacing Ryo Miyaichi.

Sunderland: Gordon, Bardsley, O'Shea, Turner, Kilgallon, Cattermole, Colback, Sessegnon, McClean, Campbell, Bendtner.

Subs: Westwood, Bridge, Vaughan, Ji, Meyler, Kyrgiakos, Elmohamady.

Wanderers: Bogdan, Boyata, Wheater, Ream, Ricketts, Kevin Davies, Reo-Coker, Mark Davies, Eagles, Petrov,Ngog.

Subs: Alonso, Knight, Klasnic, Jaaskelainen, Sordell, Miyaichi, Vela.

Referee: Lee Probert