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Leeds predicted XI vs Crewe: Klaesson, Forshaw and Summerville start

Leeds United will be hoping that Tuesday brings their first win of the season when they face Crewe in the second round of the Carabao Cup at Elland Road – and here is our predicted lineup…

How strong a Leeds side will Marcelo Bielsa name against Crewe?

Marcelo Bielsa has tended to name much-changed sides for the cup competitions during his tenure.

And with Leeds having bigger priorities, it does seem likely that changes will be made once again.

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Having said that, Mark Jackson named a strong under-23 side for Monday’s Premier League 2 clash with Spurs. So perhaps there may not be too many real surprises in the selection.

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Who comes into our predicted lineup for the Whites?

Our predicted lineup includes four players who started Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Everton.

With Robin Koch and Diego Llorente recently injured, Liam Cooper and Pascal Struijk may well start at centre-back again. However, it was interesting that Charlie Cresswell came off after 45 minutes against Spurs.

Meanwhile, Junior Firpo may start at left-back.

Mateusz Klich may keep his place in the middle of the park.

Rodrigo could be in line for a chance up front after not being fully fit for Saturday. Tyler Roberts may also start.

Helder Costa is surely in line to feature. The winger has become more of a peripheral figure of late.

Jamie Shackleton could come in for Luke Ayling at right-back.

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There are two debutants included. Kristoffer Klaesson could get a chance in goal, while Crysencio Summerville did not start against Tottenham and looks to be one of the most exciting prospects at the club.

There is also a first senior appearance in almost two years for Adam Forshaw. He has been on the bench for the first two games of the campaign.

With that in mind, here is the team in full…

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