By Saikat Mandal

5th Mar, 2022 | 11:33am

Adam Forshaw dropped - Confirmed Leeds United XI v Leicester

Jesse Marsch has named his first Leeds United starting line-up to face Leicester City with three points vital for their Premier League survival.

The Whites are winless in their last six games, losing five of them, and are heading into the game on the back of a 4-0 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur.

Marsch has made two changes. Mateusz Klich and Rodrigo return to the squad, while Diego Llorente and Adam Forshaw miss out.

New direction

It’s a new era at Leeds and there is a sense of excitement.

Marcelo Bielsa will always be remembered as a club legend after what he gave to the club, the fans and the city.

The Argentine had completely transformed the club and took them to the Premier League.

However, the results have been really poor in recent months, and there was a feeling that Bielsa had reached the dead end.

There was no plan-B, and with key players out injured, Bielsa failed to get the best out of the team.

Marsch wants to leave his own impact on the side, and there have been some changes in the training methods already.

The new boss is likely to ditch the existing defensive model, which is the man-marking system. Rather, he wants to use the zonal marking system.

Leeds have conceded goals for fun this season, and hopefully, the new set-up will see a change in approach.  

In other Leeds United news, Brendan Rodgers gives his honest verdict on Marcelo Bielsa’s exit.