Leeds United will be hosting Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. The fixture will take place at 6:00 pm IST on 26th February at Elland Road. Spurs faced an obstacle in their march for a top-four spot in the last week. Whereas Leeds United desperately needs a good result after getting battered 6-0 by Liverpool. The Whites also lost to their old rivals Manchester United 2-4 at home.
Leeds United are currently 15th on the Premier League table with 23 points. However, that position can slip if Everton and Newcastle capitalize on their games in hand. Leeds are winless in the last five matches of the leagues and desperately needs a good result. They could get in the relegation zone if they do not wake up from this poor run of performances.
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Tottenham Hotspur stands 7th on the Premier League table as they fight for a top-four place. They lost three games in a row before winning against Manchester City in a dramatic fashion. However, that momentum was killed very soon as they lost 1-0 to Burnley in their next fixture. They will want to recover the lost points to secure a Champions League spot.
Tottenham Hotspur Premier League Form: L L L W L
Leeds United vs Tottenham Hotspur: The Whites team news
Kalvin Phillips, Patrick Bamford, Sam Greenwood, and Liam Cooper are nonetheless out for Leeds, who are also joined by Diego Llorente before Leeds faced Liverpool because of a hamstring issue. Given his terrible overall performance towards Manchester United, a few anticipated that Llorente will be dropped anyways.
Moreover, Robin Koch is likewise poised to overlook this one as he suffered a head injury against the Red Devils. Bielsa is therefore forced to make a few selections, however, the Argentine might have to reintroduce Jamie Shackleton and Tyler Roberts to the starting lineup to feature a few varieties.
Leeds United possible starting lineup
Illan Meslier; Stuart Dallas, Luke Ayling, Pascal Struijk, Junior Firpo; Jamie Shackleton, Adam Forshaw; Raphinha, Rodrigo Moreno, Jack Harrison; Tyler Roberts
Tottenham Hotspur vs Leeds United: Spurs team news
On the other hand, Spurs have a new worry in the form of their recent signing Rodrigo Bentancur, who came off at halftime following an embarrassing tumble in the sweltering circumstances against Burnley.
Pierluigi Gollini is another doubt because of illness, while Japhet Tanganga (knee) and Oliver Skipp (groin) are working towards full recovery to recuperate from their ailments. Moreover, Conte may decide to start Lucas Moura this week and may switch Dejan to the wing-back role as Emerson Royal sits this one out.
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup
Hugo Lloris; Cristian Romero, Eric Dier, Ben Davies; Dejan Kulusevski, Harru Winks, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Sergio Reguilon; Lucas Moura, Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son
Leeds United 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur
Leeds United might suffer a loss again against Tottenham. Spurs currently look like a team with more hunger than Leeds. They would not want to miss out on a chance to win against a suffering Leeds side. Moreover, Bielsa would not change his approach before facing Conte’s side. This is a huge drawback of Leeds’ approach to the big games which has impacted their results immensely.
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