Glen Kamara axed as Archie Gray and Joe Rodon decisions made – Predicted Leeds United XI v Leicester City
Daniel Farke could be set to make changes to his Leeds United starting lineup for their Championship clash with Leicester on Friday night.
The Whites travel to the King Power Stadium in good form after their 4-1 win over Huddersfield, but face a mountainous task against Enzo Maresca’s side who have won 13 of 14 games this season.
And after the manager shared a fitness update during his press conference on Wednesday afternoon (1 November), it’s now emerged that he could have some big decisions to make.
Illan Meslier isn’t one of them as he will continue in goal despite some fears that he may have suffered an injury against Huddersfield, but the defence is less sure of seeing the same side.
Sam Byram should continue in the left-back role after impressing since his summer arrival, while Pascal Struijk has taken the responsibility of being captain in Liam Cooper’s absence in the perfect way with fantastic form. Alongside them though, decisions must be made.
Joe Rodon hobbled off with a hamstring injury against Huddersfield but Farke expects him to be fit for the game which means he should start, while Jamie Shackleton continues to impress out of position which should keep Luke Ayling out of the side.
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Ethan Ampadu is the number one midfielder at the club and potentially the entire division so will no doubt be the first name on the team sheet for Farke, but his partner in the side is certainly up for grabs.
Glen Kamara has started regularly in recent weeks alongside the Welshman, but Archie Gray has been sensational and is likely to be recalled to his favourite and preferred position in central midfield ahead of the experienced Fin.
In attack the Whites have been sensational and the boss is unlikely to switch things up too much after such a good performance last time out.
Daniel James and Crysencio Summerville have made the wide positions their own in the absence of Wilfried Gnonto, who will have to make do with a place on the bench for this one, while Joel Piroe and Georginio Rutter’s partnership should keep Patrick Bamford out of the side once again.