Martin O'Neill has turned the fortunes of the Black Cats around following his appointment at the end of 2011.
Swansea, who beat Arsenal 3-2 last weekend, could make it three wins in a row with victory on Wearside.
O'Neill could recall Titus Bramble to the Sunderland defence, while Frazer Campbell and Craig Gordan could be welcomed back to the squad after long-term injuries.
Brendan Rodgers has no new injury concerns and is likely to stick with the side that defeated the Gunners.
Sunderland: Mignolet; Bardsley, Richardson, Bramble, O'Shea; Cattermole, Larsson, Vaughan, Sessegnon; McClean, Bendtner
Swansea: Vorm; Williams, Taylor, Caulker, Rangel; Britton, Sinclair, Dyer, Allen; Agustien, Graham
Sports Mole says: 2-2