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Where’s Rutter? Two other Leeds United dice-rolls we could see v Tottenham – View 

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Leeds United take on Tottenham this weekend with their Premier League status dangling by a thread as they need a win and other results to go their way to stay up.

Leeds are one game away from the end of the season where they will likely be facing a return to the Championship, because they sit two points adrift of safety in 19th, with a win not enough on its own to see Leeds steer clear of the drop.

They also need Everton to lose to Bournemouth and Leicester City to drop points against West Ham in order to finish above both.

Sam Allardyce has one final game to secure safety for Leeds and it might need some changes from the side that lost at the London Stadium last time out.

Here, we look at two rolls of the dice that we could see from Big Sam on the final day…

A change in the attack?

Patrick Bamford hobbled off before half-time against the Irons with yet another frustrating setback, and it was a shame after a very encouraging start to the game from the number nine.

It is likely to leave Leeds needing a re-jig, and there are concerns over Rodrigo’s fitness too as he limped through the closing stages of that game.

However, it’s unlikely to be enough for Georginio Rutter to get a game, after reports from journalist Mo Ibrahim that there is a clause in his contract dictating that Leeds will owe Hoffenheim a fee if he reaches a certain number of appearances.

With Rutter likely to again be held back, it might be chance for Mateo Joseph to get the nod as the number nine, starting against the side whom he made his Premier League debut against.

Leeds v Spurs predictions?

Leeds win

Leeds win



Spurs win

Spurs win

Can we start both Summerville and Gnonto?

Jack Harrison has again been one of the more consistent performers in the team this season, with his goal contributions better than most, but Allardyce’s setup is stifling him.

The winger does so much better when he’s supported in possession, and he’s not getting that when playing on the counter, isolated so often.

However, we’ve seen from both Willy Gnonto and Crysencio Summerville that both are able to carry the ball really well on their own and drive up the pitch.

Having those outlets high and wide would be able to get us much further up the pitch than hoping Harrison can.

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

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November 2022, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium?

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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.