Adrian Clarke looks at key tactical points and players who can be decisive in the final day of the relegation battle.
Team analysis - Leeds United
Catching Tottenham Hotspur cold with a fast and aggressive start, could hold the key to Leeds' hopes of safety on the final day.
All three relegation-threatened sides will be aiming to lay down an early marker with the first goal on Sunday, heaping pressure on the others to find a response.
Playing in Leeds’ favour is that Spurs, who themselves are battling it out for a place in Europe next season, have been consistently slow starters in 2022/23.
No Premier League side have conceded more often inside the opening 15 minutes, something that should provide Sam Allardyce’s men with encouragement to get on the front foot right away.
Most goals conceded in opening 15min 22/23
Spurs have not won on the road since January and in their last three away fixtures, all ending in defeat, they started very slowly.
Conceding in the third minute twice, and in the eighth minute last time out against Aston Villa, there is a vulnerability that Leeds will look to capitalise on in the opening stages.
First goal v Spurs last three away matches
|Jacob Ramsey (AVL)||8 mins|
|Curtis Jones (LIV)||3 mins|
|Jacob Murphy (NEW)||3 mins|
Turn to youngsters
If his two main front men are not fit to start, Allardyce may need to be imaginative with his tactical approach, by finding a way for his wingers and attacking midfield players to make the difference.
Crysencio Summerville (four goals, two assists), Wilfried Gnonto (two goals, four assists) and Brenden Aaronson (one goal, three assists) have been excellent in flashes this season, but all have lacked consistent productivity.
That said, along with Jack Harrison, they have been Leeds’ most creative players.
Leeds chances created in open play/90
With Leeds potentially short on firepower, these three youngsters, all 22 or under, will be asked to step up and deliver goals themselves.
Gnonto has bags of trickery and panache, while Aaronson is an attacking midfielder who offers great energy in and out of possession.
Summerville, who has been on the periphery of the side in recent months, is perhaps the most likely of the trio to break into the box and try his luck with efforts on goal.
Leeds most touches/shots in box
In last chance saloon, needing a win and other results to go their way, Leeds will almost certainly name a starting XI that is attack-minded as possible.
Unable to deliver a clean sheet in their last 13 matches, Allardyce knows that to earn a victory, his team may need to score two or more goals at Elland Road.
It will be a big ask against quality opponents, but providing Leeds start quickly, play at a high tempo inside the Spurs half and take their chances, this is a match they can win.