Brentford

Brentford predicted lineup vs Leeds United - Premier League

Grey Whitebloom
Thomas Frank hasn't beaten Leeds United since his first meeting with the Yorkshire outfit in April 2019
Thomas Frank hasn't beaten Leeds United since his first meeting with the Yorkshire outfit in April 2019 / Steve Bardens/GettyImages
facebooktwitterreddit

Brentford end their first season of top-flight football with a home game against Leeds United on Sunday afternoon.

Thomas Frank described Brentford's very participation in the competition as "a minor miracle" - and that was before his side earned their 13th league win of the season.

Here's the XI Frank may deploy as the club are guaranteed to earn Brentford's highest top-flight finish since 1938.


Brentford predicted lineup vs Leeds United (4-3-3)

Yoane Wissa
Brentford have had a season to remember / Steve Bardens/GettyImages

David Raya (GK) - Since returning from injury, Raya has kept five clean sheets in his six home appearances.

Kristoffer Ajer (RB) - The flexible centre-back-cum-full-back scored on his previous outing at the Brentford Community Stadium.

Pontus Jansson (CB) - Brentford's club captain is yet to beat Leeds since leaving the Yorkshire outfit for west London in 2019.

Mads Bech Sorensen (CB) - After a dreadful showing last weekend that was mercifully concluded at half-time, Sorensen may be granted another chance by default as Ethan Pinnock is still out injured.

Rico Henry (LB) - The wingback's winner against Everton earned him a career-high tally of three goals across a single league campaign, bettering his pair while playing for Walsall in League One six years ago.

Vitaly Janelt (CM) - The club's third-top scorer this season came on as a centre-back against Everton last weekend but could be restored to a more familiar midfield role.

Christian Norgaard (CM) - The Supporters' and Players' Player of the Year has chipped in with a healthy seven direct goal involvements (three goals, four assists).

Christian Eriksen (CM) - Brentford's season saviour hasn't started a Premier League defeat at his new home ground since joining the club this winter.

Bryan Mbeumo (RW) - Aside from the goal he created against Leeds, six of Mbeumo's team-high seven assists have come in 2022.

Ivan Toney (ST) - The scoring rate of Brentford's leading goal-getter has doubled since Eriksen made his first start in March.

Yoane Wissa (LW) - Despite making just 11 Premier League starts this term, the former Lorient forward has scored seven top-flight goals, forming another example of Brentford's successful recruitment from French football in particular.

facebooktwitterreddit