We travel to the Stadium of Light for a 5.30pm kick-off in the Premier League on the back of a 2-2 draw against Manchester United and 2-1 win at Fulham.
Sunderland continued their revival under former Spur Gus Poyet, pushing Chelsea all the way on Wednesday night.
The Black Cats lost that one 4-3 but under Gus’s leadership, have beaten local rivals Newcastle and Manchester City.
“This is a tough game but one good thing is that Sunderland will try to play,” said Andre.
“That has always been Gus’s style, not just of his teams, but how he was as a player.
“They won against Manchester City, gave Chelsea a hard fight, so we expect it to be difficult.
“Ideally, if we can get something out of there, particularly a win, it would be a massive boost.”