Leeds United stumbled across their best line-up with Kalvin Phillips out of the side last week.

Marcelo Bielsa initially named Pascal Struijk in the starting line-up but took him off after about 20 minutes following a yellow card for a foul on Jack Grealish.

Jamie Shackleton came on, Mateusz Klich dropped back and Leeds went on to spank Aston Villa 3-0 at Villa Park. 

We think that Bielsa will go the same route against Leicester, with Shackleton getting a rare start.

Fans will be happy with this. Shackleton is a player who very rarely lets you down and he offered a lot going forward against Villa.

The other big question is at the back, with Liam Cooper missing the Villa game.

If Cooper is fit he’ll come back in and we think the fact that Leeds don’t play until Monday gives him the very best chance of making the game.

This will mean 28-year-old Gjanni Alioski getting dropped.

If Cooper is ruled out then we think that Struijk will miss out in his more favoured position. Luke Ayling was absolutely brilliant at centre-back and he should play there again, with Stuart Dallas on the right and Alioksi on the left.

This is the starting XI we’re expecting to see Bielsa put out against Leicester at Elland Road on Monday…

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