Victor Anichebe will miss up to ten weeks of action following his ankle ligament damage which he sustained in their last match. 

Sunderland are already without Jan Kirchhoff, Jordan Pickford, Lynden Gooch, Lee Cattermole, Duncan Watmore and Paddy McNair, who are on the treatment table. 

Moyes has an uphill task of keeping Sunderland in the topflight with limited resources at his disposal.