Goalkeeper Vito Mannone has warned Keiren Westwood not to expect him to step aside as Sunderland prepare to welcome Manchester City.
Sunderland will host Chelsea in the Capital One Cup quarter-finals after a 2-1 win over Southampton on Wednesday night.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is looking forward to going head-to-head with Chelsea's Jose Mourinho in the Capital One Cup.
Southampton assistant Jesus Perez defended the decision to ring the changes in the Capital One Cup defeat to Sunderland.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has warned his players not to let discipline become an issue if they want to stay in the team.