Leeds predicted lineup vs West Brom: Berardi, Hernandez and Alioski start
Leeds United may have wrapped up a top-half finish in the Premier League, but Marcelo Bielsa’s men will feel that there is still plenty to play for on Sunday on the final day of the season.
The Whites are gearing up to play in front of their own fans for the first time since sealing promotion last season.
For that reason, it is hard to see Bielsa making too many changes from the side that beat Southampton – even if the team still looks considerably different from the lineups that Bielsa has tended to pick throughout the campaign.
Liam Cooper should get the chance to lead the side out. Meanwhile, the likes of Patrick Bamford, Jack Harrison and Luke Ayling should perhaps get the opportunity to stake one final claim to Gareth Southgate.
There may also be some slightly more sentimental picks. As noted by the Daily Mirror, both Gjanni Alioski and Gaetano Berardi – who earns £32,000-a-week, according to Spotrac – are currently set to be out of contract next season.
Meanwhile, the Mirror suggested that there are doubts over Pablo Hernandez’s future at Elland Road with the Spaniard playing more of a peripheral role this term.
If it is set to be any of the trio’s final appearances, they should surely start. They have all been amazing servants to the club and it would fitting for them to bow out in front of a crowd.
Controversially, Stuart Dallas is left out of this predicted lineup. He has certainly earned a rest, but he could easily be picked ahead of Pascal Struijk in holding midfield also.
With that in mind, here is the predicted lineup in full…
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