Leeds United host Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday knowing their Premier League destiny is out of their hands.
The Whites sit 19th in the table heading into the final day and will need to beat Spurs, while hoping results elsewhere go their way, in order to stay up.
Competing for that all important 17th place alongside Leeds are Everton and Leicester City, with only the Toffees knowing they can control their own fate.
Sean Dyche’s side will be guaranteed survival if they beat Bournemouth at Goodison Park, though anything less will hand the teams below them the chance to overtake them.
From Leeds’ point of view, they would need Everton to lose against the Cherries, West Ham to avoid defeat at Leicester, and to pick up all three points at home to Spurs.
If Everton are to draw, Leeds would need to win by a minimum of three goals, while still banking on Leicester dropping points.
Allardyce must drop Struijk
Pascal Struijk started at left back in place of Junior Firpo in the defeat at West Ham last week, but the Dutchman has looked a shadow of himself for a number of months now.
Not only does he look uncomfortable out wide, but his intensity in defending even when in his favoured centre back role just isn’t there at the moment, which is what is required in situations like this.
Struijk has looked cumbersome and laboured, conceding a penalty at Manchester City almost immediately after coming on, and being pulled apart by both Liverpool and Crystal Palace last month.
Providing Sam Allardyce sticks with a back four, Liam Cooper must be brought back into the starting XI for some leadership, pushing Max Wober out to the left flank.
A defence of Luke Ayling, Rasmus Kristensen, Cooper and Wober is far from ideal, but ultimately that falls on the poor recruitment of Victor Orta over the last couple of years.