Should Leeds United give Gjanni Alioski a new contract?
29 Jan 2021 08:18 am, by Smudge3920
Good Morning. It's February 29th January, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...
Mateusz Klich to return against Leicester?
Mateusz Klich missed out on a league start for only the second time in three seasons against Newcastle United. The last time was against Derby in the Championship, when it’s fair to say he may have been suffering the effects of a rather big hangover. Stuart Dallas filled in with Alioski slotting in at left back, with Klich coming on for Alioski in the second half.
Near ever present under Marcelo Bielsa, the Polish international is key to everything Leeds United do. He has adapted to the Premier League well, though with more work to do in the middle of midfield some supporters have questioned his performances in recent weeks. Will the break do Klich good, should he return to the centre of midfield against Leicester?
Should Alioski be given a new contract?
The Premier League is a different beast to the Championship, week in week out you come up across world class players, have less time to think and get punished for any mistakes. Fans questioned whether a few players from the Championship winning side would be able to make the step up to the Premier League, Gjanni Alioski was amongst those players.
A hard worker, Alioski will always give 100% but he isn’t perhaps at the level of some others in the side. That said, he has been a useful squad player this season, covering at left back and in midfield when called upon. Even scoring three goals too! With contacts negotiations ongoing and a move to Galatasaray rumoured do you think Alioski deserves a new contract?
Can Leeds beat Leicester with Vardy missing?
Last time out Leicester punished Leeds United on the break. As Patrick Bamford headed an easy chance straight at Kasper Schmeichel at one end of the pitch, Leicester broke with Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes combining to give the Foxes the lead. There is no questioning the importance of Vardy to the way Leicester lay, he is lethal on the counter attack.
But following a hernia operation last week, Vardy is not set to return to training until next week and will miss this weekends encounter with Leeds. Without Vardy the way Leicester play fundamentally changes. Do Leeds have a better chance of getting a result this weekend without Vardy on the pitch? That said Leicester fought back on Wednesday to secure a draw with Everton thanks to Youri Tielemans.
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