Forshaw starts: Leeds United confirm starting XI v Leicester
Marcelo Bielsa has made one change to the Leeds United starting line-up ahead of their Premier League clash with Leicester at Elland Road on Sunday.
Leeds’ official Twitter account confirmed an hour prior to kick-off at 2pm that Jamie Shackleton has dropped out of the line-up after an injury at Norwich last week.
Stuart Dallas has moved to right-back to replace him, Pascal Struijk starts at left-back and Adam Forshaw has come in for his first Premier League start of the season.
Time to get some momentum
Leicester have not won any of their last three matches in regulation time so now seems like a very good time to be playing the East Midlands outfit.
They drew at home with Spartak Moscow in the Europa League on Thursday and Brendan Rodgers named quite a strong side on that occasion, whereas Leeds’ players should be well-rested after not playing for a week since beating Norwich.
Leeds have beaten just Crewe, Watford, and Norwich in 90 minutes this season.
It’s hardly a record that screams as though the Whites could beat the Europa League club, but Leicester’s form shows they are beatable.
We’re expecting a frantic pace to the game on Sunday.
Both teams have something to prove with Leciester wanting to bounce back from a couple of poor results and Bielsa’s men wanting to show they can beat better teams than Watford.
Beating Leicester would be a scalp.
But we feel as though it’s doable for Leeds United.
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