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Leeds United’s predicted line-up to face Watford in the Premier League

Amid a wretched start to the Premier League season, Leeds United will be hoping to pick up their first win of the top-flight campaign when they take on Watford at Elland Road this afternoon.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side have yet to pick up all three points in their opening six encounters, with a mixture of poor form, injuries and a real lack of goals hurting their cause big time.

The Whites have been boosted by the returns of a couple of players ahead of the clash against the Hornets but will once again be missing a couple of key performers, including the likes of Patrick Bamford and Luke Ayling.

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With that in mind, here is a look at how Leeds might line up when they face Watford at Elland Road.


In goal, Illan Meslier will be hoping to keep his first clean sheet of the Premier League season having already conceded 14 goals thus far – that record is the joint-second worst in the division, with only bottom club Norwich faring worse.

The defence should see the return of the fit-again Diego Llorente, and while it would be a harsh call to leave out youngster Charlie Cresswell, Bielsa will surely opt for the more experienced Spaniard to marshal the rearguard alongside Liam Cooper.

In midfield, the trio of Kalvin Phillips, Stuart Dallas and Mateusz Klich should all start once again following their appearances against West Ham last time out.

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However, Bielsa could make another bold call out wide by dropping summer signing Dan James to the bench and bringing Jack Harrison back into the fold – the former Manchester City man came on at the break against the Hammers. The Welshman was ineffective in that game, completing just five passes and having a mere eight touches before being replaced by Harrison.

Up front, Rodrigo should once again start in that false nine role, with Patrick Bamford confirmed to be missing from action for the next few weeks.

Meanwhile, Beren Cross has shared a Leeds United transfer update…

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