Confirmed: West Brom v Southampton lineups - Lambert starts, Berahino on bench

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Here is how West Bromwich Albion and Southampton will line up for today's Premier League clash.

West Bromwich Albion will be looking to build on their 1-0 win over Stoke City before the international break when they take on Southampton today.

The Baggies edged out Stoke thanks to Salomon Rondon's first Premier League goal, and the Venezuelan international continues in attack today despite concerns over his fitness from international duty.

Rondon is partnered in attack by former Southampton striker Rickie Lambert, with wantaway striker Saido Berahino left on the bench by manager Tony Pulis.

New signing Jonny Evans starts, but Anders Lindegaard is on the bench with Boaz Myhill keeping his place in goal.

Southampton also won before the international break with a 3-0 thumping of Norwich City, and Ronald Koeman will certainly be looking for a similar result today.

Koeman has handed a Premier League debut to deadline day signing Virgil van Dijk, who has joined from Celtic after impressing in Scotland.

Sadio Mane is on the bench after travelling from international duty with Senegal, whilst Victor Wanyama returns to the side despite handing in a transfer request last month.

Jay Rodriguez is handed a start as he continues to make his return from injury, and he will be supporting Graziano Pelle in attack this afternoon.

West Brom lineup

Starting:

  • Boaz Myhill
  • Craig Dawson
  • Jonny Evans
  • Gareth McAuley
  • Chris Brunt
  • Darren Fletcher
  • Craig Gardner
  • Callum McManaman
  • Claudio Yacob
  • Rickie Lambert
  • Salomón Rondón

Substitutes: Anders Lindegaard, James Chester, Jonas Olsson, Serge Gnabry, James McClean, James Morrison, Saido Berahino.

Southampton lineup

Starting:

  • Maarten Stekelenburg
  • Cédric Soares
  • Jose Fonte
  • Matt Targett
  • Virgil van Dijk
  • Steven Davis
  • Dusan Tadic
  • Victor Wanyama
  • James Ward-Prowse
  • Graziano Pellè
  • Jay Rodriguez

Substitutes: Kelvin Davis, Steven Caulker, Maya Yoshida, Sadio Mané, Oriol Romeu, Juanmi, Shane Long.

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