Leeds United boss Sam Allardyce hints at a change of system against Spurs at Elland Road.
After losing striker Patrick Bamford to yet another injury, big Sam will have to face Tottenham with one fit senior team striker. The Leeds boss says the absence of Bamford will affect a lot of things in the team including their game plan.
Against West Ham, Leeds were very direct and looked to play the ball forward every time. They also utilized set pieces especially throw-ins from Weston McKennie – one of which led to the opener. Big Sam believes playing with two strikers will be key to the tactics against Spurs:
“It depends on the injuries we have to Rodrigo and Patrick Bamford,” he said. “If both of those miss, based on what we do up front after that, [it] is a big ask.
“That is a fact. I can’t hide the fact who am I going to play up front if those two are missing?
“We might have to choose to play a completely different system with the players we’ve got available to create an opportunity to win a game. Certainly from a defensive point of view, we have to work at keeping quiet Harry Kane and Son [Heung-min].