By Pranav Shahaney

5th Nov, 2022 | 3:36pm

Leeds United defender Rasmus Kristensen could be brought off at half-time v Bournemouth

Jesse Marsch needs to remove Rasmus Kristensen from the Leeds United side against Bournemouth at the break with Luke Ayling being his replacement.

The Whites conceded a goal from nothing to give the visitors a two-goal lead and that’s certainly down to the Danish defender.

A long ball was played and everyone expected him to deal with it, but he was waiting for Illan Meslier to claim it, without the Frenchman giving him the call for it.

This led to an extremely chaotic situation at the back and Bournemouth scored their second goal through Philip Billing.

Even Andy Walker, a Sky Sports pundit on the Premier League world feed (05/11, 15:21), said, “Meslier and Kristensen not on the same wavelength. Kristensen looks as if he’s favourite, and expects Meslier to come. Goodness knows why. Wonderful finish. Left foot, high into the net.”

Despite dominating the game and taking an early lead, the Whites were suddenly found chasing a 2-1 deficit and Kristensen does not seem up for it.

He failed to complete a single cross from his attempted three and even failed to make a successful dribble all half.

He also offered little to no attacking threat on the right with most of the Leeds attacks being down their left.

Ayling would offer the perfect balance between attack and defence and he’s also got a better understanding with the likes of Meslier, Robin Koch and Liam Cooper.

Without Meslier making two big saves, Leeds would have not even been in the game and Marsch needs to sort out this defence or he could be on the receiving end of another home defeat.

In other Leeds United news, a Sky Sports pundit has delivered Jesse Marsch’s “sack” verdict after what he heard last month.