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James To Start, Bamford On The Bench | 4-2-3-1 Leeds United Predicted Lineup Vs Chelsea

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Leeds United will welcome Chelsea at Elland Road this Sunday afternoon as they look to build on their unbeaten start to this Premier League campaign. The Whites were held to a 2-2 draw away at Southampton last weekend, so they will be keen on getting back to winning ways in this league contest at home.

Jesse Marsch could once again opt for a 4-2-3-1 formation and is expected to make one change to his first team for this game. Daniel James might play from the start while Patrick Bamford drops to the bench if he can make himself available for this clash.

4-2-3-1 Leeds United Predicted Lineup To Face Chelsea

Defence

Illan Meslier will operate in goal for the Whites after he shipped in a couple of goals versus the Saints last weekend. Diego Llorente will keep his place alongside Robin Koch at the heart of Leeds’ backline as they try to maintain a solid shape at the back and restrict the Chelsea attackers from causing too many problems for them during the 90 minutes.

Rasmus Kristensen will retain his spot at right-back while Pascal Struijk looks to impress on the other side as the left-back. Both of them can expect to do a lot of defending, so they need to be at their best if they are to stop the Blues from wreaking havoc out on the flanks.

Leo Hjelde will provide cover for the centre-back positions on Marsch’s bench.

Elland Road
Elland Road

Midfield

Marc Roca will resume his midfield partnership with Tyler Adams as they look to offer decent protection for his teammates at the back and make life difficult for the opposition at the centre of the park.

Jack Harrison will get the nod to impress as the left-sided wide player while Daniel James hopes to put his pace to good use on the right flank.

Brenden Aaronson will operate in the number ten position and might be given the responsibility to carry most of the creative workload in the final third.

Adam Forshaw will be named on the bench as he waits for his chance to make an impact in the second half if required.

Attack

Rodrigo could get a chance to lead the charge for the West Yorkshire club up top. He managed to score a brace versus the Saints which will give him a lot of confidence ahead of this game.

Joe Gelhardt will be in a race against time to be fit for this contest. Marsch will also rely on Sam Greenwood to make an impact off the bench if needed.

 

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