David Moyes has made FIVE changes to his Sunderland side for the visit of West Bromwich Albion today.
Adnan Januzaj (ankle), Steven Pienaar (hamstring) and Lee Cattermole (back) all miss out through injury, with Papy Djilobodji and Patrick van Aanholt dropped to the bench.
In came Jason Denayer at left-back with John O'Shea returning to the side along with Paddy McNair, Duncan Watmore and Wahbi Khazri.
Sunderland are bottom of the Premier League and are yet to keep a clean sheet this season, with 12 goals shipped in six games.
Moyes had hinted he would make changes above and beyond the injured players, with Djilobodji and van Aanholt the two to miss out.
Sunderland AFC: Pickford; Denayer, Manquillo, Kone, O'Shea (C); Kirchhoff, McNair, Ndong; Khazri, Watmore; Defoe
Subs: Mika, Djilobodji, van Aanholt, Love, Gooch, Honeyman, Rodwell.
West Brom: Foster; Dawson, McAuley, Evans, Nyom; Phillips, Fletcher (C), Yacob, McClean; Chadli; Rondon.
Subs: Myhill, Olsson, Gardner, Robson-Kanu, Berahino, Morrison, Leko.
Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire)