West Brom travel to the south coast this evening for a vital meeting with Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium.

The Baggies are winless from their opening five Premier League matches and will be targeting Monday’s match as a good opportunity for points.

One change that will definitely be made from their last fixture against Burnley is at centre-back, with Ahmed Hegazi departing the club for Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad in what was major news this weekend.

The Egypt international started alongside Branislav Ivanovic in the centre of the Baggies defence against Burnley, with 26-year-old Semi Ajayi likely to replace him for the clash with the Seagulls.

Neal Maupay has been in fine form for Graham Potter’s side so far this year with four goals to his name already, so stopping him is crucial.

Conor Townsend and Darnell Furlong will likely continue at full-back with Sam Johnstone in goal, but there are questions to be asked about the midfield.

Callum Robinson will be looking for a return to the side after dropping to the bench last time out, but Slaven Bilic will likely stick with Grady Diangana and Mattheus Pereira as he seeks more creative balance in attack.

Conor Gallagher and Filip Krovinovic should continue in the centre of midfield after making their first starts against Burnley, with Karlan Grant deserving of another run up top.

Hal Robson-Kanu is still out with an arm injury, while Bilic confirmed that Sam Field will be out for the next five weeks.

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