Gus Poyet has been really impressive this season. As I noted earlier Poyet has used the cups to build momentum and confidence. Now that they are in the League Cup final confidence in the Stadium of Light dressing room must be sky high.

Added to this are the reinforcements that Poyet is bringing in from South America. Sunderland look like they are going to join West Brom as one of two clubs to survive after being bottom at Christmas.

Verdict : Safe

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