Kamil Miazek And Liam Cooper To Start | Predicted 4-1-4-1 Leeds United Lineup Vs Charlton Athletic

Predicted Leeds United Lineup Vs Charlton Athletic - Marcelo Bielsa could make two key changes.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 21: Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Leeds United at Craven Cottage on December 21, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Leeds United will be looking to end their campaign with yet another victory as they host Charlton Athletic on Wednesday. It will be the last game of the 2019/20 Championship season, with the Whites securing the title last week. They have already been promoted to the Premier League, although nothing less than three points is acceptable to Marcelo Bielsa.

Predicted Leeds United Lineup Vs Charlton Athletic

Defence

Bielsa made a host of changes to the side that secured a 3-1 win over Derby County on Sunday. We can pretty much expect a similar backline this time around, although there is a chance that young goalkeeper Kamil Miazek could be handed a rare start in goal, ahead of Kiko Casilla and Illan Meslier.

Stuart Dallas should continue at right-back, ahead of Luke Ayling, thus paving the way for Barry Douglas to also retain his role on the opposite flank. However, Dallas could later be utilised in a more central role.

Ben White is pretty much a guaranteed starter at centre-back, but his defensive partner, Gaetano Berardi was stretchered off in the last game. It should allow club captain Liam Cooper to start the final game of the season, at the heart of Leeds United’s four-man backline.

Predicted Leeds United Lineup Vs Charlton Athletic - Liam Cooper is a favourite to start.
LEEDS, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 22: Liam Cooper of Leeds United in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Reading at Elland Road on February 22, 2020 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

Midfield

Bielsa could persist with Pascal Struijk in the holding midfield role, especially with Kalvin Phillips out injured. Although the young midfielder didn’t really make a huge impression, it will be interesting to see how he performs this time around.

Moving forward, Pablo Hernandez is by far the most in-form player in the Championship right now. He is a guaranteed starter in the number ten role, alongside Jamie Shackleton, who had also been one of the star performers in the win over Derby County. Mateusz Bogusz is one potential alternative, should Bielsa opt to give Hernandez a breather.

Attack

There should be no changes in the attack either with Ian Poveda once again getting the nod ahead of Helder Costa at right-wing and Ezgjan Alioski retaining his place on the opposite flank. Both Jack Harrison and Costa could, however, be utilised as second-half substitutes.

And finally, the Leeds United attack will be spearheaded by Tyler Roberts. The Welshman will be looking to make an impression in the final game of the season as he competes with Patrick Bamford for a place in the first-team next season.

Jack O’Brien

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