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Vito Mannone will step back between the sticks for Sunderland with Jordan Pickford set to be sidelined for up to two months. That is at least one change that is expected for tomorrow's visit to Turf Moor but I reckon we will see more.
Yesterday David Moyes confirmed that Jack Rodwell and Steven Pienaar have returned to training but the likelihood of either being involved tomorrow is slim. Javi Manquillo, however, may well be included on the bench. Yey.
Mannone's defence will be unchanged from that which stood as firm as could be expected in front of Pickford against Manchester United. Billy Jones, Lamine Kone, Papy Djilobodji and Patrick van Aanholt will be tasked with keeping Burnley at bay.
The front three are also expected to be unchanged. Fabio Borini's worldy consolation goal should be winning football games, but at least it is an indication that the Italian is ready to make a bigger impact than he has generally since returning from injury. Borini alongside Victor Anichebe and Jermain Defoe linked up brilliantly at times, particularly in the first half, against United. The trio should only improve as further understanding develops between them.
Considering how Sunderland lined up against Watford in a must-win encounter I find it difficult to believe Moyes will not reintroduce Adnan Januzaj in the middle as a replacement for Seb Larsson. Despite both Jason Denayer and Didier Ndong making basic errors leading to goals against United, both are expected to continue in the midfield.
So, I reckon we will see two changes. Mannone for Pickford and Januzaj for Larsson. How many changes would you make? Vote below and, better still, comment what changes you would make!
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