The teams are in from the Hawthorns today, so if you want to know whether or not Martin O'Neill has ventured into two upfront territory then look no further.
Martin O'Neill handed a first start to Danny Graham in a generally attacking line-up. The former Swansea striker will form some kind of partnership - the nature of which we can't really say at the moment - with Steven Fletcher.
Injuries to Danny Rose and Lee Cattermole also meant a return to the centre of midfield for Seb Larsson, with Jack Colback dropping back into defence.
Sunderland (4-2-3-1): Simon Mignolet; Craig Gardner, Titus Bramble, John O'Shea, Jack Colback; Seb Larsson, Alfred N'Diaye; Stephane Sessegnon, Steven Fletcher, Adam Johnson; Danny Graham.
Substitutes: Keiren Westwood, Phil Bardsley, Kadar Mangane, David Vaughan, James McClean, Carlos Cuellar, Matthew Kilgallon.
Meanwhile Steve Clarke sprung something of a surprise by naming both of his top strikers in the starting line-up, meaning that the Sunderland defence are faced with the daunting task of finding a way to contain both Lukaku and Long.
Scourge of Sunderland and deadline day rebel Peter Odemwingie was named as a substitute.
West Bromwich Albion (4-4-2): Ben Foster; Steven Reid, Gareth McAuley, Jonas Olsson, Liam Ridgewell; James Morrison, Claudio Yacob, Youssouf Mulumbu, Chris Brunt; Romelu Lukaku, Shane Long
Substitutes: Boaz Myhill, Billy Jones, Peter Odemwingie, Gabriel Tamas, Markus Rosenberg, Graham Dorrens, Marc-Antoine Fortune.