Predicted West Brom lineup against Bournemouth; injured trio to return

Leicester City FC forward  Islam Slimani  (L) fights for the ball with West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans  (R) during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between Leicester City FC...

West Brom take on Bournemouth in their opening game of the Premier League season.

West Bromwich Albion take on Bournemouth in the opening game of the season at the Hawthorns. Tony Pulis would undoubtedly be looking to get three points on the board and get his team up and running in the Premier League.

Incidentally, the Baggies have one of the worst first game of the season records in the Premier League, having won just two of their last ten opening League games.

Johnny Evans of West Bromwich Albion competes with Leonardo Ulloa of Leicester City during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between Leicester City and West Bromwich Albion at Hong Kong...Johnny Evans of West Bromwich Albion competes with Leonardo Ulloa of Leicester City 

After finishing 10th last season, Tony Pulis will be looking to consolidate Albion's position in the table, if not better it. There will undoubtedly be a few more faces coming in with three weeks left in the window, but for now, the former Stoke City manager has to work with what he has got.

New signing Jay Rodriguez is expected to start alongside Salomón Rondón, and the trio of Jonny Evans, Nacer Chadli and Chris Brunt are expected to be involved after missing the last pre-season game against Deportivo de La Coruña due to minor injuries.

James Morrison and Gareth McAuley both missed the pre-season, and although they are expected to be back in training this week, the game on Saturday may come too soon for them. That could mean Ahmed Hegazy starts beside captain Jonny Evans at the back.

Here is the predicted lineup for the game:

West Brom vs Bournemouth

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