The Addicks seem to be stuck in the mud as of late, as they have not been able to score a single goal in their last three matches.
The Black Cats on the other hand look for another victory to get closer to clinching a play-off spot. However, Charlton have not lost to Sunderland in their last five meetings (three wins, two draws).
He has also said that Scott Frazier is able to play, but not projected to play a full 90.
Danny Batth is rumoured (according to the Sunderland Echo) to be struggling for overall fitness since he has been out with an ankle injury in the past weeks.
Charlton: MacGillivray; Matthews, Famewo, Lavelle, Purrington; Gilbey, Dobson; Lee, Morgan, Burstow; Leko.
Sunderland: Patterson; Winchester, Wright, Doyle, Cirkin; Gooch, Evans, Metete, Pritchard; Defoe, Stewart.
Ones to Watch
Midfielder George Dobson has been one of the brighter lights for the struggling side, scoring a 7.20 average rating so far this season.
He also holds the team lead for most accurate passes per match at 31.3, almost four more than second place Akin Famewo (27.9). Another stat he holds the lead for is successful tackles per match at two.
He tops the Black Cats with the best average match rating with a 7.49, 11th in the league.
Most recently in the match against Wigan Athletic, he was able to finish with two goals off of two penalties and a 8.9 match rating.
In the last match they faced off, the Addicks were able to secure a 1-0 win against Lee Johnson's side. Jayden Stockley was the goal scorer from a header to the top corner.
How to watch & kick-off time
Coverage will be available for international Charlton supporters via CharltonTV, a video pass is £10. Sunderland supporters outside the UK and Ireland can purchase a pass via SUFC Live for £10.