By Peter Lynch

25th Oct, 2023 | 9:10am

Daniel Farke ‘temptation’ mooted for Leeds United clash with Stoke City after ‘irresistible’ win v Norwich City

Leeds United boss Daniel Farke could be tempted to play six attackers in the clash with Stoke City, according to Leeds Live journalist Beren Cross.

The verdict comes after the manager opted to use that tactic in the 3-2 win against Norwich City on Saturday (21 October).

The Whites moved up to third in the Championship table with the victory, with a trip to Stoke up next on Wednesday (25 October).

“It seems distinctly unlikely to be what Daniel Farke will start the match with, but could Leeds United switch to the 3-5-2 that looked so impressive on Saturday afternoon?” Cross wrote for Leeds Live.

“As the manager was chasing the three points in Norfolk, he pushed up to six attackers on the field and laid siege to the home goal.

“Farke had far less to lose at that point than he does at kick-off tonight with the game all square, but the temptation must be there given how irresistible the team looked with so much attacking quality on the field.”

Attack, attack, attack

Farke has implemented many different changes during his brief time in the Elland Road dugout, but he has ensured that the club’s attacking tendencies have remained there.

The Whites have a long list of talented players going forward, with the forwards really bringing out the best in one another.

Such competition for places is definitely needed if the West Yorkshire club are to gain promotion to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

And it shouldn’t leave anyone too upset, with so many matches set to take place between now and the end of the campaign.

It means that even with his brace against the Canaries, Crysencio Summerville is not a guaranteed starter at Stoke. He has the likes of Jaidon Anthony, Wilfried Gnonto and Daniel James to comete with, with Joel Piroe, Georginio Rutter and Patrick Bamford also available to Farke when it comes to the final third.

In other Leeds United news, an unusual clause not possible in one country has been used on one Whites loanee, with a permanent exit now on the cards.