By Mark Smith

9th Dec, 2020 | 4:00pm

'Critical' - MOT Super Fans wanted two key changes to Leeds starting XI v West Ham

Leeds United welcome West Ham United to Elland Road on Friday evening for their next Premier League clash.

The Whites will be without Robin Koch after the German international limped off in the 3-1 defeat against Chelsea on Saturday.

It was confirmed on Tuesday that the 24-year-old will undergo knee surgery, and will be looking to return to action in spring.

How will Leeds line-up?

Llorente has now been ruled out for two-three weeks with a fresh blow, meaning that Luke Ayling will step into defence.

Marcelo Bielsa didn’t want to rush the defender back too quickly, but he will now get the chance to cement his spot in the side over the Christmas period.

Ezgjan Alioski has started the past four games for the Whites, but he struggled against Chelsea and Timo Werner particularly.

Paul Robinson told MOT Leeds News that Alioski was “exposed” against the Blues, and it is hard to argue against that claim.

The game against the Irons will be an opportunity to be more expressive, meaning that Rodrigo could come back into the side.

We asked our MOT Super Fans for their predicted starting XI, and they would love to see the record signing back behind Patrick Bamford.

It appears that the Spanish duo are wanted by most fans against the Irons, with the Whites still backed to have a strong side on Friday night.

Our Super Fans will be left disappointed by the breaking news from Bielsa, but they will be delighted that Rodrigo is set to start against the Irons.

Here are their reactions…

Jordy (@JordyP1993)

Simon (@simamuofficial)

Luke (@LukeParsonsss)

Adam (@rossi_on)

Barry (@jbarrymon)

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