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View: “Struggling” 23-y/o axed, Rodrigo starts – Leeds United team prediction as Tottenham clash nears

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Leeds United host Tottenham this weekend in need of a final-day miracle in the Premier League to stave off relegation from the top flight.

The Whites are 19th in the table as things stand but are not out of the running for survival, with 17th place still up for grabs.

Everton occupy that spot right now, with Leicester level on points with Leeds on 31, but with far superior goal difference.

Leeds’ final game of the season comes at home against Tottenham, where the side will have to be at their best in order to stand a chance of survival, after defeat to West Ham last weekend.

The fitness of Patrick Bamford is likely to be something Sam Allardyce can’t rely on, with a late fitness test needed tomorrow, while Rodrigo has returned to training.

Here, we look at the lineup we expect from Allardyce for Sunday’s huge home clash with Spurs…

A standard 4-3-3 is sure to be Allardyce’s setup, allowing him into a 4-5-1 when the side loses the ball, and in defence we should see one change.

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Joel Robles will keep his place in goal, as will Luke Ayling at right-back, and Rasmus Kristensen at centre-back. However, the first change will see Pascal Struijk dropped from left-back, to be replaced by Liam Cooper, who will play in the middle alongside Kristensen, pushing Max Wöber to left-back.

Struijk has had a tough time of it ever since his new contract at Leeds, struggling to capture the form that made his contract extension a sure thing under then-manager Jesse Marsch.

In midfield, Leeds are unlikely to make changes purely on the basis that there are no other options, with Robin Koch, Weston McKennie, and Adam Forshaw keeping their places.

In attack, Leeds might need to make a change with Bamford’s fitness a major concern, seeing Rodrigo move into the central striker position, while Willy Gnonto should be the man to replace Bamford – moving him to the right wing while Jack Harrison features on the left again.

Quiz: Can you remember Leeds United’s last 15 results v Tottenham ahead of Saturday’s clash?

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Leeds United season ticket holder since 2013/14, currently situated in the middle of the FA5 noise. From Pablo Hernandez to 5-1 drubbings, I've seen it all at Elland Road.

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