Hammers play host to the Black Cats.
West Ham striker Andy Carroll is back in light training but is not ready to return from a hamstring injury.
Boss Sam Allardyce will use Carlton Cole and Modibo Maiga in his absence, while midfielder Jack Collison remains sidelined by an ongoing knee problem.
Sunderland winger Adam Johnson is likely to miss out as he is making a slow recovery from a thigh injury.
Carlos Cuellar is absent with a hamstring strain, and Phil Bardsley and Wes Brown are still short of fitness. (BBC Sport)
West Ham: Jaaskelainen, Demel, Reid, Collins, O’Brien, Noble, Diame, Nolan, Taylor, Vaz Te, Cole: SUBS: Henderson, Tomkins, Jarvis, Maiga, McCartney, Benayoun, O’Neill
Sunderland: Mignolet, Gardner, Bramble, O’Shea, Rose, Cattermole, Larsson, Colback, McClean, Sessegnon, Fletcher: SUBS: Campbell, Wickham, Kilgallon, Vaughan, Meyler, Saha, Westwood
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