Journalist moots three Leeds United changes Daniel Farke could make v Huddersfield
Leeds United manager Daniel Farke will likely recall Crysencio Summerville, Glen Kamara and Dan James for Saturday’s Championship clash v Huddersfield, according to William Jackson.
The Leeds Live journalist (26 October) mooted that changes will definitely be made for Saturday’s crucial clash at Elland Road after Farke rung the changes in their 1-0 defeat to Stoke on Wednesday (25 October).
Summer signing Ilia Gruev made his first start for the club since his move while Wilfried Gnonto also made a rare start at the expense of Summerville, who started on the bench after confirmation that he picked up a knock before the clash at the Bet 365 Stadium (Joe Donnohue, 26 October).
However, the 19-year-old is set to return for Saturday and Jackson has mooted the Dutchman, James and Kamara to be the most likely changes at Elland Road against Darren Moore’s Terriers.
He wrote: “Changes will be made this weekend as Leeds look to end the month of October on a high. The manager spelled Glen Kamara, Crysencio Summerville and Dan James at Stoke and it seems likely that all three men will step back into the starting line-up to face Huddersfield.”
Summerville sorely missed
It was a surprise when Farke made the call to start Gruev and Gnonto in such a crucial and pivotal fixture against a difficult Stoke City side, and it was a decision which ultimately cost the Whites.
Certainly, rotation is crucial in such a high-intensity and demanding division as the Championship but giving starts to players who have rarely featured all season so far, was largely controversial.
The Gnonto decision was certainly justified after Summerville’s knock but the Italian failed to convince in a dreadful individual display.
As per SofaScore, he rarely touched the ball with just 38 touches throughout his 70 minutes on the pitch, failed to register a single key pass, failed 100% of his dribbles, won just four of his 11 ground duels at a disastrous 36% success rate, had a 0% success rate from his crosses and did not register a single shot on target, while losing possession 13 times.
Farke will have certainly learned some major lessons after Wednesday’s disappointing defeat and changing a winning team will have been high on his list of lessons learned.
When you’re battling for promotion, especially against several contenders such mistakes cannot be repeated more than once and it is imperative the German puts Summerville, James and Kamara back in the team.
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