That is what Owen Coyle will probably do today against Sunderland. He will name an unchanged side from last week's win over Wigan Athletic. I think this is a mistake.
Watching the match against Wigan, I couldn't help but think that the 3-1 scoreline flattered to deceive. Wigan had a lot of space in midfield, and Sunderland have a much better midfield than Wigan.
The primary danger man is Stephane Sessegnon. He is quick, creative, a great passer, and will sit just behind the striker. I think he needs to be accounted for, and in my opinion, the best way to do it is to play a 4-5-1 formation. A lot of players looked good last week, and they should keep their places, but Captain Kevin Davies hasn't looked good since early 2010. I would drop him and bring in a midfielder.
Boyata, Cahill, Wheater, Gardner
Reo-Coker, M. Davies
Petrov, Pratley, Eagles