Alioski To Play In Defence, Clarke To Start | 4-1-4-1 Leeds United Predicted Lineup Vs Stoke City

Leeds United would look to continue the excellent work on the pitch even though they have faced a lot of controversy and drama off late because of the spy gate scandal. Marcelo Bielsa would hope that his players can put those distractions behind and concentrate on the next game where they take on Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium.

The Potters were touted for promotion at the start of the season but they are currently languishing at the 15th spot, and that just goes to show how tough the Championship can be. Gary Rowett has been sacked and they have been winless in their last six games so Leeds United should fancy their chances when they travel to Stoke.

Team News 

United have suffered a major injury crisis, but they have continued to rule the roost on the top of the table. Stuart Dallas, Izzy Brown and Patrick Bamford are back in training and are close to getting back to a hundred per cent.

Gaetano Berardi is still some time away, and he is expected to be back somewhere around February. Barry Douglas is set to miss out because of a muscular problem. Kalvin Phillips will serve his suspension for the red card he got against Nottingham Forest. Pontus Jansson is expected to be fit after suffering a late knock in the game against Derby.

Leeds United Predicted Lineup vs Stoke City

Formation (4-1-4-1)

Defence

Bailey Peacock Farrell would be a worried man as the Whites are close to signing (Sky Sports) the experienced Kiko Casilla from Real Madrid. The 22-year-old is expected to start in goal for this clash but his days as the first choice stopper could be numbered.

Pontus Jansson and Liam Cooper are going to continue their partnership in the heart of the defence. Ezgjan Alioski is expected to fill in the left-back role. Luke Ayling is a no brainer to start as a right back.

Midfield

Adam Forshaw probably had his best game in Leeds’ colours against Derby County last time around, and the manager would hope that he can continue the good work. He should start in the deepest role in midfield. Mateusz Klich and Pablo Hernandez are expected to play in a central role in midfield.

Down the right, Jack Harrison should start as the Whites don’t have too many options available. Teen sensation Jack Clarke should get his second start in a row. He is expected to start from the left flank.

Attack

Even when Kemar Roofe doesn’t score goals, he brings a lot to the team with his constant movement and pressing up top. Thankfully, he is also in excellent goalscoring form, and he is a nailed on starter to start up top.

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Ayush Chaurasia

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