Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is gearing up for a fight to hold on to skipper Fabricio Coloccini for the second time in five months.
Arsenal held off Tottenham to claim fourth place and Champions League football for next season with a 1-0 win at Newcastle.
Central defender Steven Taylor will return to the Newcastle squad for Sunday's final day clash with Arsenal.
Paolo Di Canio has backed striker Danny Graham to help drag Sunderland out of relegation trouble, even if he does not break his scoring duck.
Paolo Di Canio's Sunderland romped to a 3-0 win at Newcastle - their biggest win over their bitter local rivals in 34 years.
Roberto Mancini has revived calls for a winter break after Roy Hodgson criticised club attitudes towards internationals.
All the team news ahead of the weekend's fixtures in the Premier League.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is hopeful of having central defender Steven Taylor fit for Sunday's derby clash with Sunderland.
Hatem Ben Arfa is in line to play a cameo role in Newcastle's Europa League quarter-final clash with Benfica.
Basel and Fenerbahce are well-placed to reach a Euro semi-final for the first time in Thursday's Europa League quarter-finals.
Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse scored a brilliant goal in injury time to beat Fulham 1-0 and boost their survival hopes.
Newcastle defender Steven Taylor feels there is plenty of encouragement the team can take from Thursday night's 3-1 Europa League defeat against Benfica, and
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew insisted it was not beyond his side to turn around their Europa League quarter-final against Benfica after they were beaten 3-1 in
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