Roberto Martinez makes six changes from the midweek Capital One Cup win against West Ham United.
Franco di Santo is included on the bench despite being doubtful in the week.
Sunderland: Mignolet, Gardner, Rose, O’Shea, Bramble, Colback, Larsson, Johnson, McClean, Sessegnon, Fletcher
Subs: Westwood, Campbell, Wickham, Kilgallon, Vaughan, Meyler, Saha
Latics: Al Habsi, Boyce, Caldwell, Figueroa, Ramis, Beausejour, McCarthy, McArthur, Maloney, Gomez, Kone
Subs: Pollitt, Watson, Jones, Di Santo, Boselli, McManaman, Miyaichi