Leeds United play Derby County in the playoff semi-final this month.
It has been confirmed that Leeds United will face Derby County in the playoff semi-finals.
Despite losing 3-2 at Ipswich Town on the final day of the season, Leeds held on to third spot.
The reason for this is because West Brom, the closest team to the Whites in the table, lost 3-1 at Derby.
In doing so, Frank Lampard’s side confirmed their sixth-placed finish to set up an intriguing tie with the West Yorkshire outfit.
Earlier this season, Leeds were fined £200,000 by the English Football League for the ‘Spygate’ saga which saw Marcelo Bielsa send someone to observe Lampard’s training session on the eve of welcoming the Rams to Elland Road.
It’s the Chelsea’s first season in senior management, and Gary Lineker has praised Lampard on Twitter.
Leeds have comfortably beaten County on both occasions this season – a 4-1 win at Pride Park in August, and the 2-0 victory at Elland Road in January. The latter was one of United’s best performances this season and it’ll be interesting to see if Bielsa can reinvigorate his troops in time.
The morale is low in the Whites’ camp right now after losing three of their last four games, but it’s imperative that the veteran Argentine picks them up.