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Leeds predicted lineup vs Tottenham - Premier League

Jude Summerfield
Bielsa is under pressure at Leeds
Bielsa is under pressure at Leeds / Visionhaus/GettyImages
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Leeds host Tottenham on Saturday as they look to turn around their slump in form.

Marcelo Bielsa's side have lost four of their last five Premier League games, including 6-0 and 4-2 thrashings at the hands of Liverpool and Manchester United respectively, and sit just three points above the relegation zone.

They face a Spurs side in their own crisis, having lost to Burnley on Wednesday, prompting a dramatic outburst from manager Antonio Conte.

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Illan Meslier (GK) - Has impressed in spells but has conceded more goals than any other goalkeeper in the Premier League this season.

Luke Ayling (RB) - An important member of Leeds' backline, a lot of their play goes through Ayling at right back.

Diego Llorente (CB) - Was a doubt to feature due to injury, but Leeds have confirmed he will be available.

Pascal Struijk (CB) - Has played in central midfield at times this season but should slot into the middle of defence here.

Junior Firpo (LB) - Got an assist against Manchester United and started the 6-0 defeat at Liverpool.

2. Midfielders

Adam Forshaw (CM) - Snaps into challenges in central midfield but has been given the runaround in the last few games.

Stuart Dallas (CM) - One of Leeds' utility players, Dallas has played in defence and on the wing but may feature in the middle on Saturday. Robin Koch is available after suffering concussion, but he may start on the bench.

Mateusz Klich (AM) - Just the one Premier League goal so far this season for Klich, but he looked lively in the defeat to Manchester United.

3. Forwards

Raphinha (RW) - United's top scorer this season with nine league goals, the Brazilian will be eyeing up Tottenham's flaky backline on Saturday.

Rodrigo (ST) - Played behind James in the Liverpool defeat but could take the striker role here.

Daniel James (LW) - Has two goals and an assist in his last four league games. His electric pace will be a weapon against Tottenham's wing backs.



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