Leeds United get major boost as Aston Villa dealing with injury crisis ahead of Premier League clash
Leeds have been handed a major boost for their Premier League clash against Aston Villa with news that they could be without four first-team regulars.
The two teams are set to clash at Elland Road after the international break, as Jesse Marsch looks to get back to winning ways following a month-long break from action after The Queen’s passing.
But after Diego Carlos was ruled out for the season with a ruptured achilles, Villa have now been dealt further injury blows in a boost to Leeds’ chances of getting a result from the game.
France international Boubacar Kamara has suffered a knee ligament injury, while Lucas Digne has a suspected stress fracture of his ankle and Matty Cash is still recovering from a hamstring injury.
That leaves them especially light in defence, something Marsch is only too familiar with and he will be looking to take advantage of that when the teams clash next weekend.
So often in Marsch’s tenure at Elland Road it has been him that has to deal with a big injury crisis and put together a makeshift defence for a big Premier League game.
But on this occasion he will have an almost full squad to choose from after a long period without games and they’ll be coming up against a team that has been patched together.
Villa have had a poor start to the season but a win last time out has built momentum for them as a unit and Leeds will need to bounce back from a thumping defeat to Brentford the last time they were on the pitch.
There will be a clear weakness in their opposition and with the home fans behind them roaring them on, there is a great chance for the team to really push on and get a big three points against a team that would usually be able to cause them a lot of problems.
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