By Mark Smith

29th Aug, 2022 | 6:40pm

Paul Merson predicts Leeds United showdown v Everton, Frank Lampard to be in trouble

Paul Merson has backed Leeds United to return to winning ways in the Premier League on Tuesday (30 August) as they take on Everton at Elland Road.

The Sky Sports pundit has predicted that the Whites will win 2-0 against the Toffees, despite the “worrying” signs that were on show in the defeat at Brighton.

It is suggested that Frank Lampard could leave Elland Road in a lot of trouble if he is to lose yet again as well as the potential selling of selling Anthony Gordon.

Writing in his latest column for Sportskeeda, Merson shared what he expects to happen at Elland Road when the two teams clash tomorrow.

“Jesse Marsch said after the game against Brighton that his players were freestyling on the pitch and sort of deviated from the game plan – which is a worrying sign as a manager.

“This is a big game for both teams, I fancy Leeds to return to winning ways with a 2-0 win after a disappointing loss last time around.

“If Everton lose again and reluctantly agree to sell Anthony Gordon to Chelsea, Frank Lampard and co could be in a lot of trouble this season.”

Big Win Needed.

This is a big game on Tuesday evening, with the need to bounce back evident.

We could see numerous changes after the poor trip to Brighton, but that doesn’t mean we have had a bad start to the season, with seven points still on the board.

That is more than the two that Everton has, who hasn’t appeared to bounce back from last season’s disappointment as well as we have.

Seeing Lampard struggle is of course something we would all love to see, and taking those three points to kickstart that would be even better at Elland Road.

The stands will be bouncing as always and we are all expecting to take those three points with this new-found confidence we have all coming from nowhere.

There is no room for complacency though, and we need to get the job done first by bringing the same energy that was on show against Chelsea, certainly not what we saw at Brighton.

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