Altidore and Colback recalled for Sunderland

The Northern Echo: RECALLED: Jozy Altidore returns to Sunderland's starting line-up against Chelsea RECALLED: Jozy Altidore returns to Sunderland's starting line-up against Chelsea

JOZY ALTIDORE and Jack Colback have been recalled to Sunderland's starting XI for this evening's Premier League home game with Chelsea.

Altidore surprisingly replaces Steven Fletcher, with the Scotsman dropping to the bench after starting last weekend's goalless draw at Aston Villa.

Colback is preferred to Seb Larsson at the heart of midfield, and will partner Craig Gardner in the central area.

There is still no place in Gus Poyet's starting line-up for either Lee Cattermole or Adam Johnson, with the Teesside duo both restricted to a place on the bench.

Jose Mourinho has named a strong Chelsea line up, with Eden Hazard and Juan Mata expected to play on either side of central striker Fernando Torres.

SUNDERLAND (4-1-4-1): Mannone; Bardsley, O'Shea, Brown, Dossena; Ki; Giaccherini, Gardner, Colback, Borini; Altidore.

Subs (not used): Pickford (gk), Celustka, Roberge, Cattermole, Larsson, Johnson, Fletcher.

CHELSEA (4-3-3): Cech; Azpilicueta, Terry, Cahill, Ivanovic; Willian, Ramires, Lampard; Mata, Torres, Hazard.

Subs (not used): Schwarzer (gk), Cole, Essien, Mikel, Schurrle, De Bruyne, Ba.

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