Jack Harrison axed, Patrick Bamford starts after Phil Hay update: Leeds United predicted XI v Tottenham
Jesse Marsch is predicted to axe Jack Harrison from his starting line-up when Leeds United take on Tottenham in North London on Saturday afternoon.
It’ll be Leeds’ final match until 28 December when they make their way to the capital this weekend to play a Spurs side who have lost their last two games.
Leeds go into the fixture in good form in the Premier League having won back-to-back games against Liverpool and Bournemouth before a loss at Wolves in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.
Marsch made wholesale changes for the 1-0 defeat at Molineux, playing a youthful side that he’s expected to completely overhaul for the trip to Spurs.
We predict that the American will make 11 changes, including dropping Harrison as the 25-year-old’s form has been indifferent as of late and because he played all 90 minutes at Wolves.
Illan Meslier is predicted to return in goals behind a familiar back-four of Rasmus Kristensen, Robin Koch, Liam Cooper and Pascal Struijk.
Marc Roca and Tyler Adams, who’s off to the World Cup with the USA, are expected to start in the central midfield roles.
Brenden Aaronson, who’ll also be on the plane to Qatar with the USMNT, could start on the right wing with man-of-the-moment Crysencio Summerville on the left.
Rodrigo could be dropped into an attacking midfield role behind Patrick Bamford, who could be available for the game.
The Athletic journalist Phil Hay relayed Rene Maric’s update on Wednesday night after the defeat at Wolves, in which the Leeds assistant said that there’s a chance Bamford will be involved at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
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