Southampton are without Nathan Redmond, who is suspended following his red card against Tottenham.
The injured trio of Charlie Austin, Jordy Clasie and Matt Targett remain on the sidelines.
West Brom boss Tony Pulis must decide whether to include Jonny Evans, who is nursing a minor thigh injury.
Several unspecified players are carrying knocks but there’s still no comeback for Saido Berahino, who continues to improve his fitness.
Tony Husband: “Southampton fans hardly need a crystal ball to gaze at what lies ahead in 2017.
“Once again, the recruitment department have come up trumps. While I don’t expect to see Virgil van Dijk leave in January, it’s hard to imagine Saints turning down £40m or more in the summer.
“Although being constantly raided for talent is galling, I’m sure Saints fans will look at the turmoil at the likes of Swansea and Crystal Palace in recent weeks and be thankful with their lot.
“West Brom boss Tony Pulis saw his side test Arsenal on Boxing Day, despite rarely having possession. He’ll feel he has the tools to snatch only their second win in 22 fixtures in Southampton.”
Southampton manager Claude Puel on transfer speculation surrounding Virgil van Dijk: “Virgil is a very important player for us and he will stay here.
“It’s always speculation about different players. It’s normal because they are great and important players.
“But it’s important for them to stay and have a good attitude and improve our position in the table.”
West Brom head coach Tony Pulis on Saido Berahino: “Saido’s getting on with his job.
“We need to get games into him. He is nowhere near ready we think to start a game of football so it’s just about him getting games and that is what we are trying to do.”
West Brom have lost out to late goals at Chelsea and Arsenal in the last few weeks, but I don’t see the same happening here.
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