Albion have handed Ben White his Premier League debut and Adam Lallana his first start for the club.

But Joel Veltman will have to wait to get involved in the Prem action.

Tariq Lamptey gets the nod ahead of the former Ajax man in tonight’s campaign opener at home to Chelsea.

That is the only change to the XI which kicked off the recent friendly here against Chelsea.

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Timo Werner and Kai Havertz both start for the visitors.

Albion: Ryan: White, Dunk, Webster; Lamptey, Bissouma, Alzate, March; Lallana, Trossard; Maupay. Subs: Steele, Veltman, Burn, Stephens, Jahanbakhsh, Gross, Connolly.

Chelsea: Kepa; James, Christensen,Zouma, Alonso; Jorginho, Kante, Loftus-Cheek ;Mount, Werner, Havertz. Subs: Caballero, Rudiger, Barkley, Abraham, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Azpilicueta.

Referee: Craig Pawson.

VAR: Kevin Friend.