Leeds United start their hardest run of the Premier League season on Saturday afternoon when they travel to Manchester City.

The Whites go to the Etihad before welcoming both Liverpool and Manchester United to Elland Road, although they are in the perfect run of form for that.

Marcelo Bielsa’s men made it two wins in a row against Sheffield United at the weekend, and have all but secured their Premier League status.

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Manchester City are cruising to the title this season, although we would love to put a spanner in the works with three points here.

Illan Meslier will keep his spot in the side, with the Frenchman the standout young player in Europe’s top-five leagues this season.

The defence will see one change, with Diego Llorente, Liam Cooper and Luke Ayling all keeping their spots from the win over Sheffield United.

Ezgjan Alioski isn’t good enough defensively at left-back to deal with City, and Stuart Dallas should be pushed back despite his impressive midfield cameos.

Kalvin Phillips is England’s best holding midfield at this moment in time out of those available, and he will be looking to prove that once again.

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Alioski will still start despite not being in defence, and he will start on the left with Jack Harrison ruled out against his parent club.

That leaves a spot in midfield, and after Mateusz Klich was given an enforced break recently, he will come back into the side alongside Tyler Roberts.

Raphinha has arguably been the best signing in the entire Premier League, and the Brazilian is ready to be unleashed against some of the best in the next three weeks.

It may have been a quiet afternoon on Saturday, but Patrick Bamford will get the chance to get back in the goals on the biggest stage this weekend.

Here’s how we expect them to line up…

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