By Mark Smith

8th Jul, 2020 | 2:00pm

'Harsh on Dallas', 'Immediately pulled' - MOT Super Fans predict Leeds starting XI v Stoke

Leeds United go into their clash with Stoke City on Thursday night knowing they need 10 points from their final five games to seal promotion.

Three points against the Potters at Elland Road would put them on the verge of the Premier League with four games to play.

Marcelo Bielsa will be wanting his side to build on the impressive 3-1 win against Blackburn at Ewood Park on Saturday.

Leeds were forced into two changes in that victory, with Barry Douglas and Ezgjan Alioksi replacing Stuart Dallas and Helder Costa in Lancashire.

Bielsa addressed the fitness of that duo in his pre-match press conference on Tuesday afternoon, confirming that both have been back in training.

The South American admitted that both will play at Elland Road, with Douglas and Alioski resuming their roles if they’re not fit.

Costa confirmed his permanent move to Elland Road on Tuesday evening, putting pen-to-paper on a four-year contract in West Yorkshire.

The Portuguese international could return for his first run-out since becoming a permanent Leeds player against the club he scored his first competitive goal for the Whites against.

Bielsa is known for his loyalty to his players, but with two changes possibly available to him, any side could run out at Elland Road on Thursday.

We asked our esteemed panel of MOT Leeds News Super Fans to predict their starting XI’s for the clash at Elland Road.

Here’s what they said…

Adam (rossi_on)

Adz (@adam_elliott118)

Simon (@simamuofficial)

Jordy (@JordyP1993)

Adam (@AdamHoyle10)

Luke (@LukeParsonsss)

So, many of our Super Fans believe that it should be an unchanged side to take on Stoke to try and pick up the three points yet again.

It would be no surprise to see that, but with Bielsa’s latest words in the build-up to the Elland Road, we expect a couple of changes from the 3-1 victory at Blackburn.

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