Leeds United's predicted line-up against West Brom - the Marcelo Bielsa XI fans want to see

Leeds United host West Bromwich Albion on the final day of the Premier League season this weekend - but what line-up could Marcelo Bielsa opt for?

Saturday, 22nd May 2021, 12:20 pm
Leeds United celebrate at Southampton. Pic: Getty

It is set to be an emotional day in LS11 on Sunday as the Whites host the Baggies.

There will be a long-awaited return to the Elland Road stands for around 8,000 supporters after 14 months away amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

On top of fans being welcomed back, United will say goodbye to two - possibly three - of their promotion heroes.

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Bielsa has already said that Kiko Casilla will start in goal, though we feel Illan Meslier deserves a chance to play in front of fans after the season he has had.

Pablo Hernandez and Gaetano Berardi have announced their intention to leave the club this summer while Gjanni Alioski is out of contract and looks increasingly likely to depart.

El Mago, as Hernandez is affectionately known, played a key role in helping Leeds earn promotion to the top flight last season.

Berardi and Alioski were also crucial figures for Bielsa's Championship title winners as they made history to break a 16-year absence from the Premier League

The Swiss defender will leave West Yorkshire after a seven-year stay at the club having fully recovered from a torn ACL suffered on the last day of the promotion-winning campaign.

Bill picks himself. A fine season for the vice-captain.

United welcome the already-relegated Baggies to LS11 on Sunday afternoon in what is the last outing of the campaign ahead of a summer of change.

Bielsa has already admitted their will be a new look starting XI while Diego Llorente, Mateusz Klich, Robin Koch, Helder Costa and Adam Forshaw are all ruled out.

Here, we've selected the line-up we would opt for if our hearts were ruling our heads this weekend - the team allows a chance for fans to salute their promotion heroes and say goodbye to departing players.

Come on Marcelo, you know you want to - let us know if you agree with the line-up:

A chance to say goodbye to the Warrior and United's longest-serving player. You will be missed, Bera. A spot in defence would be deserved.
Club captain and usually starts if fit. Returned in midweek but his crucial role last season earns him a spot ahead of Pascal Struijk.
Could well be his final game for the club too. Out of contract and has been a great servant.
A chance for him to greet his adoring public. Could again be replaced at half-time by Pascal Struijk like midweek with a potential spot at the Euros in mind.
The leading contender for the club's Player of the Season award. Will play anywhere and everywhere. A key man last season, too.
What more can you say. El Mago will depart Elland Road a legend. A starting spot - and even the captain's armband - would be a fitting tribute to Pablo on Sunday. Expect tears.
A man who still has a lot to give Leeds. Crucial last season in spells and has stepped up this term. Should finally be a permanent United player this summer.
Had Helder Costa been fit it may have been a tough one, but the Brazilian deserves a taste of the Elland Road experience with fans. Has been a delight.
A man who has impressed. 16 goals in the top flight has been a brilliant return. Four goals for 20 - impossible? Shoot from everywhere, Paddy.