View: Predicted Leeds United starting XI v Norwich City
Leeds United go into their Premier League showdown with Norwich on Sunday knowing nothing but a win will do.
The Whites were embarrassed by Aston Villa on Thursday evening, with relegation becoming more of a reality with each passing week.
Jesse Marsch will be forced into changes this weekend, with Junior Firpo another who is likely out long term after being stretchered off.
Illan Meslier will start in goal once again, with his lack of competition really starting to hinder his game this season.
Luke Ayling will move to right-back finally, and Stuart Dallas will cover the loss of Firpo as we can’t continue to use players out of position.
That means Robin Koch will drop back into defence with Diego Llorente also coming into the frame after coming back from his own injury.
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We need experience now, and that is why Mateusz Klich will also come back into the fold alongside Adam Forshaw in midfield.
Those two need to be told to remain more structured and not leave huge gaps as happened against Villa, regardless of the opposition.
Jack Harrison was shocking once again, and although he wasn’t the only one, he will drop to the bench and Dan James will drop out wide.
Raphinha will also keep his spot, with the memories of his class the only thing keeping us from not dropping him.
Rodrigo was hooked at half-time against Villa, but Joe Gelhardt didn’t do much right either, and in moments like this, you have to stick with experience and hope the money you paid comes up good.
That will also lead to Patrick Bamford starting after his Thursday cameo, we are quickly running out of time so these experiments need to stop.
Here is how we expect the Whites to line up…
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