Leeds Utd v Millwall Match Thread

09 Mar 2024 06:40 pm, by Cjay


Sunday 17th March 3:00pm | Elland Road


They'll be no love lost when Neil Harris' Millwall visit Elland Road on Sunday afternoon. With Leicester City in FA Cup action at Stamford Bridge, Leeds have the chance to go top, but the boys from Bermondsey would like nothing more than to scupper their plans. Fourteen places and thirty six points separate the two teams, though come match day anything can happen! The two sides last met six months to the day of Sunday's fixture, with the Whites running out 3-0 victors curtesy of goals from Piroe x2 and Rutter.

Leeds have no fresh injury concerns. Ethan Ampadu will once again deputise for Pascal Struijk who is recovering from a groin injury. Junior Firpo is likely to be preferred over Sam Byram at left back, whilst on the other flank Archie Gray plays his first match as an adult, having turned 18 on Tuesday! Wilfred Gnonto will fight it out with Dan James for the right wing role, whilst the rest of the team picks itself. It seems unlikely that we'll see Stuart Dallas in action again.





Manager Daniel Farke addressed the media ahead of the game providing insights into the team's preparations and player updates. Farke revealed both positive and negative news on the injury front, with Anthony and Shackleton returning but Struijk facing a potential lengthy absence due to a cartilage issue. He highlighted the significant progress made by younger players and commended the consistency and maturity shown by Ampadu, acknowledging the challenge of managing his workload to keep him fresh for upcoming fixtures.

With a hectic schedule ahead, Farke emphasized the need to focus solely on the Millwall game while considering the players' physical condition. He acknowledged the formidable challenge posed by a resurgent Millwall side under the management of Neil Harris but expresses optimism in Leeds form and mindset. As Leeds brace for a crucial period with international commitments looming, Farke's measured approach highlights the need for balance between immediate challenges and long-term objectives, ensuring the team remains competitive and resilient amidst a congested fixture calendar.

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hector wrote on 17 Mar 2024 05:11 pm

Goodnight

Detinusdeel wrote on 17 Mar 2024 05:07 pm

Cheers for the company everyone I’m off to bed it’s 4am here in Sydney Gotta get up at 7

The things we do for Leeds

AcrossThePondAsh wrote on 17 Mar 2024 05:07 pm

FT Stats

xG*
Leeds: 1.40
Millwall: 0.60

Possession
Leeds: 62%
Millwall: 38%

Shots
Leeds: 17 total = 5 on target, 5 off target, & 7 blocked
Millwall: 11 total = 3 on target, 6 off target, & 2 blocked

*Expected goals (xG) measures the quality of a chance by calculating the likelihood that it will be scored from a particular position on the pitch during a particular phase of play.

The Subhuman wrote on 17 Mar 2024 05:06 pm

Congratulations to Dan James

Lorimer46 wrote on 17 Mar 2024 05:05 pm

Fantastic