Premier League team news: Sunderland v Spurs

Vertonghen is a doubt for Spurs at Sunderland. Photo: PA

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has once again reported a clean bill of health, but Spurs face a couple of late fitness tests to key players.

Defender John O'Shea was Poyet's only real concern after appearing to aggravate the groin problem he suffered at Aston Villa last weekend during Wednesday night's 4-3 defeat by Chelsea.

However, the Republic of Ireland international has been able to train normally and is expected to be fit.

Jan Vertonghen "rolled" his ankle in Wednesday's 2-1 Premier League victory at Fulham and manager Andre Villas-Boas has admitted the defender is a doubt.

Moussa Dembele's ongoing hip complaint ruled him out of the Fulham clash at the last minute, but after resting he could come back into contention.

Full-back Danny Rose has made a tentative return to training, but is not yet ready for a playing comeback.

Sunderland squad: Mannone, Pickford, Celustka, Dossena, Bardsley, O'Shea, Brown, Diakite, Roberge, Cattermole, Cabral, Gardner, Ki, Giaccherini, Johnson, Larsson, Ba, Karlsson, Mavrias, Fletcher, Altidore, Borini, Ji.

Spurs squad: Lloris, Friedel, Gomes, Archer, Walker, Naughton, Vertonghen, Chiriches, Dawson, Kaboul, Fryers, Sandro, Capoue, Dembele, Paulinho, Lamela, Lennon, Townsend, Chadli, Sigurdsson, Holtby, Adebayor, Defoe, Soldado.