Bielsa makes three changes: Leeds predicted lineup vs West Ham
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Bielsa makes three changes: Leeds predicted lineup vs West Ham

Marcelo Bielsa faces a tricky task deciding the Leeds United lineup for their FA Cup third round tie with West Ham at the London Stadium on Sunday.

The competition is not the priority for the Whites. And Bielsa will be wary of picking up any injuries against the Hammers.

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However, Leeds won their crucial clash with Burnley at the weekend. And Bielsa will not want to give up any momentum before it has got the chance to really get going.

And of course, Leeds do not have the depth right now to make a raft of changes anyway. So it may be a largely familiar lineup that take to the field.

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Tyler Roberts came off injured against Burnley. So the Leeds forward is unlikely to feature at West Ham. Meanwhile, Robin Koch and Raphinha may be rested initially.

With that in mind, Luke Ayling may start at centre-back alongside Diego Llorente. And Cody Drameh could then come in at right-back. He was superb for the under-23s on Wednesday before being replaced at the break.

Drameh, Summerville and Gelhardt in for Leeds against West Ham

Further forward, Joe Gelhardt may well start up front. Gelhardt has been outstanding since bursting into the senior side. And he provided a brilliant assist against the Clarets.

And Crysencio Summerville may be rewarded for his stunning hat-trick for the under-23s. The winger was given a chance earlier in the campaign. And impressing against West Ham may help the Dutchman return to the Leeds first-team fold on a more regular basis.

With that in mind, here is how Leeds may line up for their FA Cup clash with West Ham this weekend…

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