Sunderland travel to Wales on Wednesday night to take on Swansea City in a crucial relegation six-pointer. Sam Allardyce’s side won their last league tie against Aston Villa whilst Swansea lost to Manchester United. Both sides crashed out of the FA Cup last weekend too, with the Black Cats losing to Arsenal whereas Swansea lost to Oxford in a five-goal thriller.

New Sunderland signing Jan Kirchoff isn’t expected to feature, whilst Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is set to sit out as he closes in on a £12-million move to Newcastle United.

Here is our predicted Sunderland XI vs Swansea City:

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