After getting back to winning ways against Newcastle last time out, Leeds United will be hoping to clinch back-to-back victories for the first time in 2021 when they visit Leicester City on Sunday afternoon.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side ran out 2-1 winners against the Magpies in the Premier League last week, with goals from summer signing Raphinha, and Jack Harrison, proving enough to see off the Tyneside club.
Aside from the one enforced change the Leeds boss will have to make in the centre of defence – Diego Llorente has been ruled out for the next few weeks after pulling up with yet another injury – Bielsa may opt to make a couple more alterations to his line-up too.
And with that in mind, below is a look at how Leeds might line up when they take on Leicester at the King Power Stadium.
In front of first-choice goalkeeper Illan Meslier, Bielsa may look to move Luke Ayling in from right-back to partner Liam Cooper in the centre of defence.
That switch could then see Stuart Dallas move back to right-back, whilst the 39-cap Gjanni Alioski – once dubbed a “liability” by Noel Whelan – could also be dropped from the starting line-up, with 5 ft 11 man Leif Davis pushing to get a rare start at left-back, in what would be his first Premier League start of the campaign.
In midfield, Dallas’ return to the back-four could see Bielsa stalwart Mateusz Klich come back into the team after being named on the bench for the victory over Newcastle.
Elsewhere, Bielsa is likely to stick to the same personnel that got Leeds all three points against the Magpies, with Raphinha and Jack Harrison out wide, and Patrick Bamford once again the lone striker up front.
Predicted XI: Meslier; Dallas, Ayling, Cooper, Davis; Phillips, Raphinha, Klich, Rodrigo, Harrison; Bamford.