Leeds United continue their Premier League campaign on Sunday afternoon and host Leicester City on Elland Road.
Marcelo Bielsa’s team has started the campaign in difficult form, and is currently one place above the fall zone, three points ahead of Burnley in 18th place. However, the Whites’ performance has increased slightly in recent weeks and they have found victory twice in their last four – including the last time in Norwich.
They are hosting a Leicester team that has been a real disappointment so far. A mixed bag of results sees them lying in the middle of the table obscure and looking below par compared to other sides chasing European football. Here is who Bielsa can choose to get a huge result …
A Brilliant Young Player / Chloe Knott – Danehouse / GettyImages
Illan Meslier (GK) – May have felt annoyed at missing a France call in Mike Maignan’s injured absence but is still Bielsa’s number one in Leeds.
Diego Llorente (CB) – Has not performed at the highest level in recent weeks but given the injury problems in Leeds at the moment, he will definitely show up again.
Pascal Struijk (CB) – Has been one of Leeds’ best performers in this campaign and, at just 22 years old, seems to be a natural leader.
Liam Cooper (CB) – The skipper has not missed a minute of league play this season and he hopes for a win before leaving for international service with Scotland.
Two crucial players / Stephen Pond / GettyImages
Raphinha (RM) – The injection of spark and star quality on this page. Illuminates the pitch every time he touches the ball and will definitely start this one after his brilliant goal at Carrow Road.
Stuart Dallas (CM) – The always reliable Dallas has been on all ten of Leeds’ Premier League trips so far and is likely to be 11th.
Kalvin Philips (CM) – Philips, which can not be dropped in the heart of this site, has not been at the top of this campaign, but is such an influence for the whites.
Mateusz Klich (CM) – Jamie Shackleton has been brilliant for Leeds in recent weeks but will have to face late fitness tests this weekend. In his place, Klich can come along.
Daniel James (LM) – Not the best start to his Leeds career but he has so much more to give, that’s for sure. Will try to build on his first goal mix after assisting Raphinha last.
A Top Player Recently / Chloe Knott – Danehouse / GettyImages
Rodrigo (ST) – Has taken the step up and been a top player in Patrick Bamford’s absence from the front line. Two goals on his last two make him indispensable at the moment.
Jack Harrison (ST) – Eight games but still no Premier League goalscorers for Harrison. This campaign has not started to boil.
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