Charlton Athletic vs Sunderland preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Charlton Athletic are looking to desperately fix their home form against League One play-off contenders Sunderland at The Valley.

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).

Team news

Charlton

Johnnie Jackson has confirmed that Adam Matthews will be available for the match after receiving a concussion during Sheffield Wednesday

He has also said that Scott Frazier is able to play, but not projected to play a full 90.

Conor WashingtonChuks Aneke, Ryan InnissCorey Blackett-Taylor, and Jake Forster-Caskey are all out for the fixture. 

Sunderland

Jordan Willis and Lee Burge will be out for the match with Aiden McGeadyLuke O’Nien, and Nathan Broadhead very likely to be unavailable. 

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.

Predicted lineups

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

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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. 

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There is not one striker better in the League One in terms of scoring than Ross Stewart. He currently leads the golden boot race with a dominant lead of 22. 

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. 

Previous meeting

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. 

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