Sunderland will be without Seb Larsson for the visit of Crystal Palace in Week 32.
A glorious first half stoppage time goal by Jermain Defoe was all Sunderland needed to grab three points in the Tyne-Wear derby, as Dick Advocaat picked up his first win as manager in the 1-0 final.
Despite Sunderland's struggles Patrick van Aanholt is still returning solid fantasy points in the Yahoo format.
The Black Cats played better under Dick Advocaat but still lost as West Ham scored a late winner.
With legal issues swirling around him, Adam Johnson is technically available for Week 30 but whether he will figure is entirely unclear.
John O'Shea and Seb Larsson may miss Dick Advocaat's debut as Sunderland manager with a knock and ankle injury respectively.
Steven Fletcher hadn't figured much since Jermain Defoe's arrival but he started against Aston Villa and scored well in fantasy despite the ugly 4-0 loss. He left the match late with a thigh problem.
Sunderland have appointed Dick Advocaat as their new manager until the end of the season.
Gus Poyet has been relieved of his duties at Sunderland after 18 months in charge following Saturdays’ embarrassing 4-nil home loss to Aston Villa while matters on the pitch were made worse as the Black Cats also added another three players to their treatment room.
Sunderland have parted company with head coach Gus Poyet this afternoon.
Jermain Defoe has failed to score in his past four Premier League games as Sunderland continue to struggle.
Lee Cattermole will serve a two match suspension for picking up his 10th yellow card of the season in Sunderland's 1-1 draw with Hull.
Jack Rodwell was in the middle of just about everything as Sunderland came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Hull City at the KC Stadium.
Sunderland have both Wes Brown and John O'Shea available for the vital Week 28 clash at Hull, but are struggling with other absences.
England and Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson has been arrested on suspicion of sex with a 15-year-old girl.