June 14, 2024

LEEDS, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Rodrigo Moreno of Leeds United looks on during the Premier League match between Leeds United and Fulham FC at Elland Road on October 23, 2022 in Leeds, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Leeds United have 90 minutes to save their Premier League status but have some key injury doubts ahead of the final fixture of the season.

Leeds United’s Premier League status is hanging by a thread. The lacklustre 3-1 defeat at West Ham on Sunday afternoon means that they will be reliant on other results on the final day of the season if they are to avoid a return to the Championship after three years in the top flight.

Leeds will begin the day knowing at the very least they will need Everton to drop points and could also be reliant on Leicester City failing to win on the final day, depending how the Foxes get on when they visit Newcastle United on Monday night.

One route to safety would be seeing Everton draw with Bournemouth and a three-goal win for Leeds at home to Spurs that would see them match the Toffees’ goal difference and then leapfrog them on goals scored – meaning injury doubts to their two main strikers is bad news.

Patrick Bamford and Rodrigo – doubts

Leeds United’s number nine limped off shortly after West Ham’s equaliser went in on Sunday with what appeared to be a hamstring problem making Patrick Bamford a huge doubt for Tottenham.

It soon got worse for Sam Allardyce as it was clear that Rodrigo was struggling with an injury issue in the second half, with the head coaching confirming that the Spaniard has a plantar fascia problem.

What Allardyce said (post-West Ham): “Both of them are struggling badly. Rodrigo with a plantar fascia and of course, Patrick with a hamstring.

The head coach also added that the pair may not be available at the weekend when asked if he believes they can get a result against Spurs: “Well, it depends on the injuries that we have to Rodrigo and Patrick Bamford. If both of those message us based on what we do up front after that, it is big ask. That is fact. I can’t hide the fact that, who am I going to play up front if those two are missing.

“We might have to choose to play a completely different system with the players we’ve got available to create an opportunity to win a game. Certainly from a defensive point of view, we have to work at keeping quiet Harry Kane and Son.

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