Newly-promoted West Bromwich Albion kick off their Premier League season at home to Leicester City on Sunday.

The clash at the Hawthorns Stadium is a welcome return to top flight football for West Brom, who finished runners up in the Championship last season.

However, the Baggies have developed a reputation as a yo-yo club over the years and will be hoping to put that stigma to bed this campaign.

Slaven Bilic’s side face a tough start though against Leicester City side who themselves enjoyed an excellent season last time around.

Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes finished fifth in the Premier League table in 2019/20 earning them a place in this season’s Europa League.

Experienced defender Jonny Evans won’t be available for Leicester though against his former club – The Northern Ireland international is suspended for the opening 3 fixtures of the campaign after picking up a red card on the final day of last season.

Injuries are also a concern for the Foxes, with Wes Morgan, Daniel Amartey, Ricardo Pereira and Christian Fuchs all doubts.

James Maddison is also rated touch-and-go with a niggling hip injury.

The Baggies have a much cleaner bill of health with just Kenneth Zohore and Conor Townsend expected to miss out.

New permanent signing Grady Diangana is likely to start for West Brom at the Hawthorns, too.

West Brom v Leicester City is a 1400 kick off in the Premier League.

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