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Allardyce working on a ploy to take down Leeds

Tue 29 December 2020 | 9:38

West Brom manager Sam Allardyce reveals his worries regarding the clash against Leeds United and how it will not be an easy task to break them.

Both parties have the record of the worst defensive in the

Premier League

and they are set to face each other on Tuesday.

West Brom

, who are sitting near the rock-bottom, have netted eight goals during their last two home matches and

Sam Allardyce

is certain a great ploy and mentality are required to break down

Marcelo Bielsa

’s squad.

I’ve got to work out why it’s so crazy. His (Bielsa’s) intelligence and his unique style serves the players and stands the club in good stead,

” he said.

We have to find a way of scoring against them which sometimes seems pretty easy but it is never going to be as easy as that.

“But on the pitch they try to go out and score as many goals as they can so we have to cancel that out. It will require some interesting thought from myself.

“We have an idea, I watched them a bit on the telly against Burnley and I thought Burnley were robbed of a goal I saw.

“When you are going to play against Leeds you know you are going to have to try to stop them being as adventurous as they are. But also, can we expose the weaknesses and gaps and space in defence when we attack


West Brom boss will probably not make many changes as he is getting to know his players and is without Jake Livermore.

Conor Townsend and Hal Robson-Kanu are rested due to the injury and Kyle Bartley may feature regardless of the calf problem.

Allardyce added:

“Sammy (Lee) and I are not sure about the squad yet because we’ve only really trained them and not seen them in many matches so I’m not sure we can make too many changes.

“If there are changes that need to be made hopefully the players that come in will do what the players have done (at Anfield).

“Against Leeds we want to try to go and win so we have to be more creative when we can if we have more possession.”

source: SportMob