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Preview: West Brom XI vs Leeds United – latest team and injury news, predicted lineup

Sam Allardyce will lead West Brom out for the final time this evening having already seen their relegation back to the Championship confirmed.

The Baggies head to an old rival in Leeds United and the 66-year-old will surely want to bow out with a victory, in what could even be his last-ever game in management.

Prediction for West Brom's final PL game?

Albion win!

Albion win!



Leeds win!

Leeds win!

A search for his successor is already underway behind the scenes and given all of the circumstances, this is as dead-rubber as they come, so it will be interesting to see what sort of line-up we see at Elland Road.

Here’s the XI we’re predicting from Big Sam today…


There could be just three changes from the side that tasted defeat to West Ham in midweek, with Albion likely to miss one key player, too.

Matheus Pereira is said to be a major doubt ahead of kick-off, and a decision on his involvement would’ve only been made on Saturday, having not trained since the Hammers encounter.

“Matheus Pereira has an injury”, Allardyce claimed. “We are not sure how serious it is. We will look at him in training on Saturday morning and will know then if he will be available or not.”

There’s a big call to be made on who to replace him, and that could well benefit Grady Diangana, who was axed after a rare start last weekend. The “explosive” 23-year-old could return to the starting XI in his place, with Matty Phillips being deployed on the other wing.

It would mean that loan trio Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Conor Gallagher, and Okay Yokuslu hold the fort in the engine room.

Another change could be seen in the attack as Karlan Grant is handed a rare opportunity to impress, taking the place of out-of-contract Hal Robson-Kanu, whilst another loanee in Mbaye Diagne is not preferred.

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The third and final switch could be in defence as Big Sam looks to change things up after a few suspect performances.

Dara O’Shea, who could be a big part of the club’s future, could be handed the reigns at right-back, meaning Darnell Furlong is facing the axe.

Conor Townsend, Semi Ajayi and Kyle Bartley remain from midweek, and it could well be the final game we see Sam Johnstone in a Baggies shirt, given the coveted interest in his services from their top-flight rivals.

AND in other news, Allardyce could go out with a bang by unleashing rarely-seen “ruthless” beast on Leeds today…

Article title: Preview: West Brom XI vs Leeds United – latest team and injury news, predicted lineup

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