Leeds United head into Saturday afternoon’s Premier League assembly in opposition to AFC Bournemouth in excessive spirits, with Jesse Marsch’s facet having lastly ended their eight-match winless streak with a shock 2-1 victory over Liverpool final outing.
Nevertheless, with the Whites having misplaced a key participant to damage within the week, coupled with numerous Marsch’s common starters at present enduring one thing of a dip from their common efficiency ranges, the 48-year-old has numerous choices to make relating to his beginning XI for the go to of the Cherries this afternoon.
Will the American make any adjustments to the facet which lined up within the win at Anfield final weekend?
Right here’s how we at Soccer FanCast assume Leeds’ beginning XI might look in opposition to Bournemouth, together with the most recent crew and damage information…
Predicted Leeds XI – Meslier; Kristensen, Koch, Cooper, Struijk; Adams, Roca; Summerville, Aaronson, Gnonto; Bamford.
With Marsch revealing in his pre-match press conference that Luis Sinisterra is more likely to be out of motion till after the World Cup resulting from a foot damage, whereas additionally stating that each Stuart Dallas and Adam Forshaw stay sidelined with knocks, we predict that the 48-year-old will make two adjustments to the facet which began the 2-1 victory over Liverpool final weekend.
The again 5 stays intact, with Illan Meslier – who loved fairly probably his best performance in a Leeds shirt at Anfield – beginning between the sticks, whereas right-back Rasmus Kristensen, centre-back pairing Robin Koch and Liam Cooper and left-back Pascal Struijk make up the Whites’ defensive unit.
In the course of the park, Marsch’s tried-and-tested duo of Marc Roca and Tyler Adams as soon as once more get the nod, with the summer season signings having extremely impressed since their respective strikes to Elland Street – at present rating because the membership’s second and fourth-best performers within the prime flight respectively.
The primary change comes within the three behind the striker, with the distinctly out-of-form Jack Harrison – who was linked with a £60m transfer to Newcastle United in the summertime – dropping out of the XI. That change sees Crysencio Summerville transfer over to his most popular right-wing function and 18-year-old “wonderkid” Wilfried Gnonto are available in on the left flank.
Which means Brenden Aaronson is as soon as once more unleashed within the quantity 10 function simply behind Patrick Bamford. Regardless of the 29-year-old striker being without a goal this season, he has appeared fairly energetic in each the defeat to Arsenal and win at Liverpool win, and he replaces Rodrigo in main the road for Leeds in opposition to the Cherries.