Leeds Utd v Leicester City Match Thread

22 Feb 2024 04:13 pm, by Ellandback1

23rd February 8:00pm | Elland Road

Leeds will be looking to extend their winning run to nine, against high flying Leicester City on Friday evening, for the top of the table clash at Elland Road The Whites (along with Liverpool and Manchester City) are the only unbeaten sides at home in the entire football league, but face a rampant Foxes side, well on their way to smash the hundred point barrier this season.

Leeds beat Enzo Maresca's side back in November, thanks to Georginio Rutter's close range tap in, after Sam Byram's headed effort was only parried away from Hermansen. Illan Meslier pulled off an extraordinary save from Dewsbury-Hall in the dying minutes to deny the hosts a share of the spoils.

Leeds have not completed their double over Leicester City since the 1994-1995 season, but with arch nemesis Harvey Barnes now at Newcastle, the Elland Road faithful can breathe easier. Barnes netted six times in eight appearance for Fridays visitors, four more than Jamie Vardy! Patrick Bamford will undergo a late fitness test before Daniel Farke names his starting XI. The 30 year old tweaked his calf in the pre-match build up at Swansea, and has missed a fortnight of action - Joel Piroe stands by.

As mentioned in the award winning Breakfast Debate, it's going to be another fortnight until Pascal Struijk returns to training, so once again Ethan Ampadu will drop back in central defence alongside Countryman Joe Rodon. Sam Byram (hamstring, Stuart Dallas (leg) and Karl Darlow (dislocated thumb) remain sidelined. Daniel Farke may surprise everyone, and drop Archie Gray in favour of specialist right back Connor Roberts, who is a more dangerous player going up and down the right wing.

Leicester welcome back Kelechi Iheanacho after International duty with Nigeria at the Africa Cup of Nations. Wilfried Ndidi (thigh) misses out whilst defender Ben Nelson is carrying a knock.

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Chilli D wrote on 23 Feb 2024 09:56 pm

Geo made all three of those goals.

JoeDenver wrote on 23 Feb 2024 09:56 pm

YES!!! James!!! Now no VAR argument!

The Subhuman wrote on 23 Feb 2024 09:55 pm

Jaydog wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 9:54 pm Foxes robbed 😂😂😂
Nah ..

Chilli D wrote on 23 Feb 2024 09:55 pm

DDB220 wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 9:54 pm We have been so fecking lucky but who gives a s**t
We have, no doubt about it but who gives a flying f**k.

The Subhuman wrote on 23 Feb 2024 09:55 pm

Very nice tackle and FK won Paddy