Combined XI

Championship play-offs: Picking a combined XI from the four sides still battling for promotion to the Premier League

We now know the four sides who will be competing in the Championship play-offs to secure the final promotion place this season: Leeds United, Derby County, Aston Villa, and West Bromwich Albion.

Between them, there's a host of talented stars who will be looking to push their respective sides on to glory. Here's a combined XI from across the four clubs...

As adept going forward as he is at defending, Ayling has flourished in Marcelo Bielsa's high pressing system this season.

5. RB: Luke Ayling - Leeds United

As adept going forward as he is at defending, Ayling has flourished in Marcelo Bielsa's high pressing system this season.
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He may be 34-years-old, but the Spaniard has been playing like a man a decade his junior this season, lighting up the right wing for the Whites.

6. RW: Pablo Hernandez - Leeds United

He may be 34-years-old, but the Spaniard has been playing like a man a decade his junior this season, lighting up the right wing for the Whites.
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If Aston Villa don't earn promotion, there's no chance Grealish will spend another season in the second tier. He's been exceptional again this year, and is destined for great things

7. CM: Jack Grealish - Aston Villa

If Aston Villa don't earn promotion, there's no chance Grealish will spend another season in the second tier. He's been exceptional again this year, and is destined for great things
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Another Chelsea loanee who has starred for Lampard, Mount has looked a quality player throughout the campaign.

8. CM: Mason Mount - Derby County

Another Chelsea loanee who has starred for Lampard, Mount has looked a quality player throughout the campaign.
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