The Baggies have been lucky compared to most with their ability to control the spread of coronavirus within the squad but they have been hit with a couple of cases to two big players ahead of their festive fixture.
Cedric Kipre, Kyle Bartley and Matt Clarke make up the back three with the ever-present Darnell Furlong and Conor Townsend taking up the wing-back role.
Jayson Molumby and Adam Reach come back into the eleven replacing the two absentees and they’ll line up alongside captain Jake Livermore in the middle.
Callum Robinson leads the line with Grady Diangana in behind.
Derby County have been hit hard with covid in recent weeks and they are forced to call upon a couple of youngsters for today’s clash.
Derby County (3-5-2): Allsop, Byrne, Forsyth, Bird, Baldock, Stearman, Davies, Ebosele, Knight, Thompson, Plange
Subs: Marshall (GK), Williams, Cashin, Watson, Sibley, Morrison, Kazim-Richards
West Brom (3-4-2-1): Johnstone; Kipre, Bartley, Clarke; Furlong, Livemore, Molumby, Townsend, Diangana, Robinson, Reach
Subs: Button (GK), Ajayi, Hugill, Tulloch, Gardner-Hickman, Ashworth, Fellows
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