While Stoke City and Birmingham City finish a scoreless first 16 minutes at the Brittania, the English Premier League's seventh and eighth place sides have kicked-off at White Hart Lane, with Tottenham Hotspur welcoming Sunderland.
Spurs are coming off a weekend loss at Bolton. In response, Harry Redknapp has brought David Bentley and Roman Pavlyuchenko into the starting lineup while welcoming Rafael van der Vaart's return.
Sunderland's lineup also sees a number of changes from the Black Cats' 2-0 weekend victory over Stoke. Craig Gordon has returned in goal, Anton Ferdinand and Titus Bramble getting starts at the back. Kieran Richardson, Cristian Riveros and Boudewijn Zenden start in a five man midfield behind Asamoah Gyan.
Tottenham Hotspur (4-4-1-1): Gomes / Assou-Ekotto, Kaboul, Gallas, Hutton / Bale, Huddlestone, Modric, Bentley / Van der Vaart, Pavlyuchenko
Sunderland (4-5-1): Gordon / Ferdinand, Bramble, Turner, Onouha / Richardson, Cattermole, Riveros, Henderson, Zenden / Gyan