Stoke City will be looking to get back to winning ways when they host struggling Sunderland at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday.
Sam Allardyce explained his recent preference of Lee Cattermole over Jack Rodwell, stating that desire trumps ability in the relegation fight.
Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe expressed his gratitude at winning the Supporters' Player of the Year award, but insists this season's work is not yet done.
Sunderland will hope to repeat last weekend's heroics with an unlikely win against Arsenal on Sunday, while Arsene Wenger needs to appease the Gunners' agitated fans.
Sunderland bolstered their survival prospects following a hard-fought goalless draw with a lacklustre Arsenal at the Stadium of Light on Sunday afternoon.
Fabio Borini scored one and assisted another to take Sunderland to within one point of safety after a 3-0 win against Norwich at Carrow Road on Saturday.
A draw on Saturday will keep Norwich four points above Sunderland, who have a game in hand and puts a bit of pressure on the hosts.
It's win at all costs for Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce, who believes their opponents in Saturday's relegation clash at the Stadium of Light will be happy with a draw.
Sam Allardyce does not expect Emmanuel Eboue's Sunderland career to be resurrected following weeks of silence between club and player.
Sunderland midfielder Yann M'Vila is desperate to beat Norwich City on Saturday in a crucial match in the fight to avoid relegation from the Premier League.
Sam Allardyce has cited Sunderland's loss to Leicester City as another example of his team's recent tendency to surrender points from strong positions.
Jamie Vardy scored twice as Leicester City took another huge step towards a first-ever Premier League title with a 2-0 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Sunday.
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce admits that he is expecting to taste defeat when his side welcome Leicester City to the Stadium of Light on Sunday.
Sunderland are fighting for their Premier League status, while Leicester are vying for their first Premier League title when they meet at the Stadium of Light on Sunday.
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- Liverpool v Sunderland
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