Confirmed: Sunderland and Swansea City line-ups

Sunderland Stadium of Light

Here is how Sunderland and Swansea City will line up for today’s match:

Sunderland welcome Swansea City to the Stadium of Light this afternoon as the Black Cats look to get their first points of the new season on the board.

So far Sunderland have lost to both Leicester City and Norwich City, leaving Dick Advocaat’s side bottom of the table.

In contrast Swansea have impressed, drawing with Chelsea before taking all three points against Newcastle United last time out. That leaves the Swans in sixth place and they will be aiming to go even higher this weekend.

Swansea have only suffered defeat in one of their 12 top-flight matches against today’s opponents and are unbeaten in their last six games although four of those matches have all been draws.

Sunderland will probably take that this afternoon given their start to the new season, but that will be easier said than done against a Swansea side whose new signings have bedded in brilliantly.

Sunderland lineup

Starting:

  • Costel Pantilimon
  • Sebastián Coates
  • Billy Jones
  • John O'Shea
  • Patrick van Aanholt
  • Lee Cattermole
  • Yann M'Vila
  • Jack Rodwell
  • Danny Graham
  • Jermain Defoe
  • Jeremain Lens

Substitutes: Vito Mannone, Wes Brown, Adam Matthews, Emanuele Giaccherini, Sebastian Larsson, Steven Fletcher, Duncan Watmore.

Swansea lineup

Starting:

  • Lukasz Fabianski
  • Federico Fernández
  • Kyle Naughton
  • Neil Taylor
  • Ashley Williams
  • André Ayew
  • Jack Cork
  • Jefferson Montero
  • Jonjo Shelvey
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson
  • Bafétimbi Gomis

Substitutes: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Kyle Bartley, Angel Rangel, Leon Britton, Nathan Dyer, Wayne Routledge, Eder.

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