In what could be a significant fixture at the foot of the table, both West ham and Sunderland enter their clash at Upton Park in desperate need of all three points.
Ravel Morrison is recalled by Sam Allardyce after missing last week’s defeat to Liverpool through suspension, while Modibo Maiga maintains his spot up front.
Three changes for Sunderland with Lee Cattermole, Emanuele Giaccherini and Fabio Borini all back in action after last week’s clash with Tottenham.
TEAMS: #whufc Jaaskelainen, McCartney, Tomkins, Jarvis, Maiga, Morrison, Noble, Collins, Demel, Diame, J.Cole
— West Ham United FC (@whufc_official) December 14, 2013
Sunderland: Mannone, Celustka, Bardsley, Brown, O’Shea (c), Cattermole, Ki, Larsson, Giaccherini, Borini, Altidore.
— Sunderland AFC (@SAFCofficial) December 14, 2013