By Mark Smith

20th Sep, 2021 | 11:15am

Predicted Leeds starting XI v Fulham

Leeds United travel to Fulham on Tuesday evening for their Carabao Cup third-round clash at Craven Cottage.

The Whites are still yet to win in the Premier League but could make it two from two in the cup competition.

Marcelo Bielsa has numerous injury and suspension problems to deal with and may have to utilise the under-23s for this one.

Illan Meslier will keep his spot in goal, with the Frenchman looking to continually improve his confidence this season.

Junior Firpo and Liam Cooper will remain in the line-up, as the two senior options in defence to partner our first two academy stars.

Cody Drameh and Charlie Cresswell will start with Luke Ayling joining the injured group and Stuart Dallas looking knackered at Newcastle.

Kalvin Phillips simply can’t be dropped at this moment and he will play a key role in the heart of midfield.

Ahead of the Yorkshire Pirlo will be another couple of changes with Jamie Shackleton and Tyler Roberts getting the nod.

Crysencio Summerville came off the bench for his debut on Friday, and now looks set to earn his first start for the Whites.

Dan James will also continue, as he looks to build his fitness and get used to the relentless style of El Loco.

Starting up front could easily have been Sam Greenwood, but after his masterclass at Liverpool yesterday, we believe Joe Gelhardt could get the nod.

Here’s how we expect them to line up…

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