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Leeds United vs Leicester City – latest team, injury news & predicted XI

Leeds United head into Thursday evening’s Premier League meeting with Leicester City in desperate need of a win, as with a quarter of the season nearly gone, the Whites are currently on course for another fight to remain in the top flight come next May.

Indeed, after picking up two wins and a draw in their first three fixtures of the 2022/23 campaign, Jesse Marsch’s side are now on a run of six games without a win in the league – leaving Leeds sitting down in 16th place in the Premier League standings.

However, with the Foxes also having endured a torrid start to the season, picking up just one win over their ten top-flight fixtures so far this term, the Whites’ trip to the King Power represents a perfect opportunity for Leeds to finally get back to winning ways.

So, will Marsch make any changes to the side that started the 1-0 loss to Arsenal last time out? Here’s how we think the Whites could line up against Leicester, as well as the latest team and injury news…

With Jesse Marsch revealing in his pre-match press conference that Pascal Struijk will be unavailable for the trip to Leicester as a result of a knock, as well as stating that all three of Archie Gray, Adam Forshaw and Stuart Dallas also remain sidelined due to injury, we predict that the American will make three changes to the side that started against the Gunners last time out.

The first of these changes comes at the back, with Junior Firpo handed his first start of the season at left-back in place of the injured Struijk, while Robin Koch, Liam Cooper and Rasmus Kristensen retain their starting berths.

In the middle of the park, with Forshaw remaining unavailable, the impressive duo of Marc Roca and Tyler Adams are once again given the nod as Marsch’s central midfield pairing.

The second amendment comes in the three behind the striker, with Jack Harrison – who has been linked with a £60m move away from Elland Road in the last few months – dropping out of the XI after a run of seven games without registering a goal contribution, and “speed merchant” Crysencio Summerville being handed his first start this season on the right-wing.

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This change sees Brenden Aaronson move into a central attacking position, while Luis Sinisterra keeps his spot on the left wing.

The third and final change comes up top, with Patrick Bamford – who highly impressed upon his half-time introduction against the Gunners last weekend – replacing Rodrigo – who was rather less impressive in his own 45-minute run out against Arsenal – in leading the Whites’ line against the Foxes.

Article title: Leeds United vs Leicester City – latest team, injury news & predicted XI

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