Leeds predicted lineup vs Palace: 22-year-old makes rare start; 2018 signing returns
Here is our predicted lineup as Leeds United prepare to face Crystal Palace at Elland Road in the Premier League on Tuesday…
Two changes from Brighton?
Marcelo Bielsa’s side were grateful to take a point from their clash with Brighton on Saturday. Leeds were poor, particularly in the first-half.
There were some performances which will surely concern Bielsa. And with that, changes are likely.
Pascal Struijk was unlucky to miss out on the starting lineup against the Seagulls. But he was brought on at the break for Kalvin Phillips.
Struijk has arguably been one of Leeds’ best players this season. So it would be no surprise to see him return against the Eagles.
The player to perhaps drop out could be Junior Firpo.
Bielsa defended his recent form on Monday. But Palace are an incredibly dangerous side going forward, so it would be asking a lot of the summer signing to expect him to turn his fortunes around so quickly.
Tyler Roberts makes Leeds predicted lineup vs Palace
From one divisive Leeds player to another: Tyler Roberts may start against Patrick Vieira’s side.
Roberts was one of the few bright sparks in the weekend stalemate. And it does appear that some supporters have had enough of Dan James starting up front.
Rodrigo may be the one to take that spot. James meanwhile, could move out to the wing. And that would leave Roberts potentially taking the spot of Jack Harrison.
Having said that, Joe Gelhardt perhaps deserved another chance after an impressive showing at Tottenham. And Patrick Bamford has moved another step closer to his return.
But for now, Roberts may be the one to get something of a surprise nod against Palace…
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