The former Brighton & Hove Albion boss could opt to recall midfielder Sebastian Larsson, who was introduced as a substitute against Manchester United two weeks ago.
Despite their success in Europe, Swansea have struggled on the domestic front, and manager Michael Laudrup will know that three points are required at the Liberty Stadium.
Captain Ashley Williams is likely to miss out as he continues his recovery from an ankle injury.
Swansea City: WLLWL
Possible starting lineups
Swansea City: Vorm; Rangel, Chico, Amat, Davies; Dyer, Britton, Michu, Routledge, Shelvey; Bony
Sunderland: Westwood; Celustka, Colback, O'Shea, Roberge; Cattermole, Gardner, Ki, Larsson, Giaccherini; Altidore
Sports Mole says: 2-1