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Leeds team news: Mwepu and Sarmiento ruled out

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Albion head to Elland Road on Sunday.

By Charlie Hanson • 13 May 2022

By Paul Hazlewood
Enock Mwepu will miss this Sunday's game at Leeds.

Albion make the journey to Leeds United for their final Premier League away game of the campaign on Sunday, kick-off 2pm.

It brings an end to a fabulous season on the road for Graham Potter’s team, who have taken 28 points from 18 games – the joint fifth-best record in the division.

Nine of those points have come from Albion’s last four away games with wins over Arsenal, Spurs and Wolves helping the club surpass it's record points tally, with 47 to their name.

A top-half finish is now the target and they are in the driving seat, sitting ninth with two games to play.

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Extended PL Highlights: Albion 4 Man United 0

Their fine run of form includes a superb 4-0 win over Manchester United in their last outing.

Leeds, on the other hand, are fighting for Premier League survival. Pushed into the relegation zone on goal difference, three points on Sunday is a must for Jesse Marsch’s men.

The American has overseen three wins, two draws and five defeats since his appointment in February, with three of those losses coming in their last three games – tough fixtures at home to Manchester City and Chelsea, and away to Arsenal.

Injuries and now suspensions for key players at Leeds with Luke Ayling (suspended), Dan James (suspended), Stuart Dallas (leg), Adam Forshaw (knee) and Tyler Roberts (hamstring) all set to miss out.

Patrick Bamford and Liam Cooper could feature.

Team news

Graham Potter confirmed that Enock Mwepu and Jeremy Sarmiento won't be available for this weekend's game, joining Jakub Moder on the sidelines.

"Enock did a little bit with the group, but this weekend's game is still a little bit too soon," Potter said in his press conference on Friday. "We’re in the same position as we were against Manchester United in terms of selection."

Our last meeting

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PL Highlights: Albion 0 Leeds United 0

Albion will consider themselves incredibly unfortunate not to have taken all three points when Leeds visited the Amex back in November. Despite having 20 shots, Albion took only a point from the fixture.

Leeds player to watch

A near ever-present for Leeds this season, Sunday’s hosts will be counting on Raphinha to give them a cutting edge at the top end of the pitch in their final two matches. The Brazilian is the club’s top scorer this campaign with ten Premier League goals, although he’s only found the back of the net once in his last 11 appearances.

Match officials

Referee: Mike Dean.

Assistants: Darren Cann, Mark Scholes.

Fourth official: Robert Jones.

VAR: Andre Marriner.

Assistant VAR: Neil Davies.