WEST HAM UNITED
Demel, Reid, Collins, McCartney
Noble, Nolan, Diame
Vaz Te, Maiga, Jarvis
Bardsley, Bramble, Brown, O'Shea
Larsson, Sessegnon, McClean
With Carlton Cole doubtful after limping off during West Ham's 0-0 draw with Norwich and on-loan striker Andy Carroll already sidelined with a hamstring injury, manager Sam Allardyce could give a full Premier League debut to Malian striker Modibo Maiga, who signed from Ligue 1 outfit Sochaux this summer.
Fellow summer signing Matt Jarvis, who started on the bench against Norwich, could replace Matthew Taylor on the left flank in the starting line up as Allardyce looks to use home advantage to field an attacking formation, with Ricardo Vaz Te starting on the right-hand side.
Welsh central midfielder Jack Collison is still missing as he continues to recover from a knee injury, so the West Ham midfield is likely to be unchanged with Mark Noble, Kevin Nolan and Mohamed Diame all set to start. Former Black Cat George McCartney is likely to start at left back ahead of Joey O'Brien, as the rest of the back four remains unchanged.
It is a case of two in two out in defense for Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill ahead of their tricky trip to Upton Park. Carlos Cuellar and Danny Rose both suffered injuries in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool, but O'Neill will be boosted by the return of Phil Bardsley (ankle) and Wes Brown (knee ligament) to deputize.
As a result of Rose's absence, versatile defender John O'Shea is poised switch to left back, with Titus Bramble likely to be the preferred option ahead of Matthew Kilgallon to fill the void left by O'Shea and partner Brown at center back.
O'Neill is set to keep the attacking trio of James McClean, Stephane Sessegnon and Sebastian Larsson in the starting XI with a view of supporting the club's top scorer Steven Fletcher, who has notched three goals in as many games for his new club.