Leeds United will require a miracle in order to secure Premier League survival on Sunday as they host Tottenham Hotspur.

The Whites sit 19th and two points adrift of safety heading into the final day and know nothing less than a win will do to give them a chance.

On top of three points of their own, Leeds need Everton to be beaten by Bournemouth at Goodison Park with West Ham United also avoiding defeat at Leicester City.

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Should Everton pick up a point against the Cherries, Leeds will need to win by a minimum of three goals or face a return to the Championship after three years in the top-flight.

Ahead of such a big day, here is a look at the starting XI Sam Allardyce may opt to go with.

GK and defence

Joel Robles has been Allardyce’s go-to between the sticks since his appointment earlier this month and there is no reason for that to change on Sunday.

Leeds aren’t exactly blessed with quality defensive options and so Luke Ayling and Rasmus Kristensen are likely to keep their respective places in the side.

Junior Firpo is set to return from his one-match ban but after being named on the bench last week, Liam Cooper could make his first start since picking up an injury at Bournemouth.

He is likely to replace Pascal Struijk, which in turn would see Max Wober move out to left back.


Again, another area of the pitch in which Leeds aren’t packed with strength in depth is midfield and as such, the same three as last weekend is expected.

That would see Robin Koch continuing in his role just in front of the back four, with Adam Forshaw getting the nod ahead of Sam Greenwood.

Weston McKennie’s makes up the remainder of the engine room in what is expected to be his final game for the club regardless of the outcome.


Allardyce’s biggest headache is set to come up front with Patrick Bamford almost certain to miss out due to a hamstring injury.

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Rodrigo Moreno is also struggling with a fitness issue of his own, but at this stage it is needs must and given he is the only player who can be trusted to find the net consistently, simply has to start.

Wilfried Gnonto and Jack Harrison are expected to line up on either flank with both in desperate need of a big performance.

Full predicted XI (4-3-3): Robles; Ayling, Kristensen, Cooper, Wober; Koch, Forshaw, McKennie; Harrison, Rodrigo, Gnonto

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