West Brom predicted starting line-up vs Derby County as Bruce opts for vast changes in Cup

West Brom travel to Derby County full of confidence off the back of their 5-2 hammering of Hull City.

West Bromwich Albion are looking to progress into the third round of the Carabao Cup when they travel to League One side Derby County on Tuesday evening.

Prior to Saturday, Albion’s only win of the season had come in the League Cup, the 1-0 victory against Sheffield United - but this past weekend saw them bag their first three points of the Championship campaign too and so they head to Derbyshire full of confidence.

A general view of the stadium before the Sky Bet League One game between Derby County and Oxford United at Pride Park Stadium

Steve Bruce is expected to name a whole host of changes to his starting eleven for the trip to Pride Park but plenty of first team names will still likely be involved.

Here’s the line-up BirminghamWorld expect the Baggies to field to try and get the job done.

GK - Alex Palmer


Will likely start all of the cup games but has another chance to impress and potentially earn himself the number one spot.

RB - Darnell Furlong

Fresh off the back of a worldie on Saturday, Furlong could get 60 minutes from the start.

CB - Kyle Bartley

Bartley has been the back-up to both Ajayi and Dara O’Shea in the early weeks. Gets another start in the cup.

CB - Semi Ajayi


O’Shea partnered Bartley in the cup last time, Bruce could expirement with Ajayi and Bartley this time.

LB - Zac Ashworth

Impressive in his start in round one. Another opportunity here.

Reda Khadra of Sheffield United takes on Zac Ashworth during the Carabao Cup First Round match between West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield United at The Hawthorns

CM - Jake Livermore

Hasn’t got his first team place nailed down in the league and after starting from the bench on Saturday, probably starts here.


CM - Taylor Gardner-Hickman

Gardner-Hickman will likely start but it just depends where. Starting Furlong will allow him to start in his more natural position of midfield but if not will position up at right-back again.

RM - Matt Phillips

Another player on the fringe of the first-team with a chance to impress here.

CAM - Callum Robinson

Has been quite impressive in his recent cameos and gets another shot on Tuesday.


LM - Adam Reach

Struggling to get in front of Grady Diangana and Jed Wallace in the league but a chance to get some more minutes from the start.

ST - Reyes Cleary

The teenager started and did himself no harm in the 1-0 victory over Sheffield United. With Albion’s lack of options up top, he deserves another go on Tuesday.