Predicted Sunderland and Manchester City line-ups - Pellegrini to sweat over Kompany

Match to be played on Wednesday 3rd December 2014 at 19:45. Venue: Stadium of Light, Sunderland.

Gus Poyet will be delighted with the resilience his team showed in the match against Chelsea, as Sunderland took a point off of the Premier League leaders over the weekend.

Things don’t get any easier for the side battling in the wrong half of the table as Manchester City are next up in a match where Sunderland may have to be equally determined to hold out for a clean sheet against the champions.

Manchester City go into this game with momentum and plenty of confidence, as they destroyed Southampton in their last game, who have been one of the best teams in the Premier League so far this season.

It’s important for City to carry on picking up the wins and making the most of opportunities to gain points when Chelsea slip up.

Here are the sides each team could go with for the game.

Sunderland: Pantilimon, Vergini, O’Shea, Brown, Reveillere, Cattermole, Johnson, Larsson, Rodwell, Wickham, Fletcher

Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Sagna, Demichelis, Clichy, Navas, Toure, Fernandinho, Milner, Lampard, Aguero

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