'Big change', 'Rumours of an illness' – Leeds Super Fans predict starting XI v Fulham
This is part of a regular series from our panel of Leeds United Super Fans. Each week, our Super Fans will deliver their verdicts on the biggest talking points and news stories around Elland Road and Thorp Arch.
Leeds play Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday and are looking to put a 15-point gap between them and one of their biggest promotion rivals.
Fulham are on their worst run of the season – three straight defeats has seen them drop to sixth in the table but they’re always a threat with Aleksandar Mitrovic up top.
Leeds have three players out – Adam Forshaw, Tyler Roberts and Jamie Shackleton. Roberts and Shackleton are fit but won’t be in the squad on Saturday.
There’s better news about Liam Cooper. After missing the last three games, he’s been back in training this week and is fit to play.
Marcelo Bielsa confirmed that in his press conference on Thursday but didn’t say whether he would start or not.
There are rumours swirling around Twitter about Ben White being ill but Bielsa didn’t mention that in his press conference and we have to assume he will be okay on Saturday.
We asked our panel of Super Fans to predict the starting XI Bielsa will pick for the game – here’s what they said…
Jonathan Fox (@foxy619)
Jordy Phillips (@JordyP1993)
Adam Copley (@Adam_coppers98)
Waz Moore (@Moorey73)
Adam Elliott (@adam_elliott118)
El Loco (@woodyoubelieve1)
It’s a clean sweep!
All of our Super Fans think that Cooper will come straight back in and Gaetano Berardi will drop out.
Aside from that, the Super Fans are expecting it to be an unchanged line-up – as long as these rumours about White don’t have any substance.
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