MOT View: Bielsa to axe attacker, 21y/o back in three key changes – Predicted Leeds XI v Wolves
Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has a couple of big decisions to make ahead of the next Premier League game against Wolves at Elland Road on Monday night.
Pablo Hernandez should be available after missing the last three games through injury.
However, Rodrigo had his best showing in a Leeds shirt against Man City after coming on for the last 35 minutes and almost winning the game from 1-0 down.
We think Rodrigo will start against Wolves and the fact he was subbed off after just 58 minutes of Spain’s game on Tuesday night will definitely help him.
21-year-old attacker Tyler Roberts has struggled so far in the number 10 spot and we think he’ll be axed for this game.
Hernandez should be available as an impact player off the bench – and Leeds fans know how effective he can be here after his performances at the tail-end of last season.
The other decision is at the back with Liam Cooper and Diego Llorente likely to be out with groin strains.
Cooper faces a late fitness test but we don’t think Bielsa will risk him and that will mean a second outing for the partnership of 21-year-old Pascal Struik and Robin Koch after they played in the opening game of the season against Liverpool.
if that happens they’ll be looking to concede less than the four goals that Liverpool scored in that thrilling game.
This is the side we think Bielsa puts out on Monday and it means three changes from the last starting XI, with Jack Harrison coming back in for Gjanni Alioski after the winger was unavailable to play against his parent club last time out.
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