Leeds United will welcome Barnsley at Elland Road on Wednesday night as they focus on earning a positive result which would ensure a place in the next round of the EFL Cup. The Whites managed to earn a superb 3-0 victory over Chelsea last weekend which will keep them in high spirits ahead of this game.
Jesse Marsch could stick with his favoured 4-2-3-1 formation and is expected to make a lot of changes for this cup game. Joe Gelhardt is expected to lead the line for the Yorkshire giants up top.
4-2-3-1 Leeds United Predicted Lineup To Face Barnsley
Kristoffer Klaesson will feature in between the sticks for the Whites as Marsch looks to hand Illan Meslier a well-deserved rest. Liam Cooper might be fit for a place alongside Leo Hjelde at the heart of Leeds’ backline as they try to secure a clean sheet in front of their home supporters.
Cody Drameh will fill in at right-back while Luis Sinisterra could be asked to play as a makeshift left-back. Both of them will get the license to get forward and join in on the attack at every chance they get.
Robin Koch will be rested on the bench as he offers cover for the defensive positions.
Adam Forshaw and Mateusz Klich will anchor the midfield for the West Yorkshire outfit as they look to dominate possession at the centre of the park and create some decent chances for their teammates up top.
The young trio of Sam Greenwood, Archie Gray and Crysencio Summerville will function just ahead of them as part of Leeds’ attack. Both Greenwood and Summerville might be asked to stretch the Barnsley defence out on the flanks and create some inviting openings in the final third.
Daniel James, Marc Roca and Jack Harrison could be rested on the bench but might come on to influence the game in the latter stages if the Whites are in need of a goal by then.
Joe Gelhardt will spearhead Marsch’s attack on the attacking end of the field. The Leeds whizkid has to find a way to get his name on the scoresheet in midweek so that he can push for more first-team action in Premier League football this season.
Rodrigo will have to be content with a spot on the bench as he waits for his chance to impress in the second half if required.