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Leeds Utd v Brentford

Sunday 5th December@14:00 | Elland Road


Brentford make the long trip up the M1 for a lunchtime kick off at Elland Road on Sunday. Thomas Frank has had a fantastic start to his top flight Managerial campaign, orchestrating wins against Arsenal, Wolves and West Ham as well as a credible 3-3 draw against Liverpool. Recent defeats against Burnley and Norwich and another 3-3 draw (against bottom of the table Newcastle Utd) place the South West London outfit one point, and four places above Bielsa's team. They'll hope their 1-0 home victory over Everton last weekend will give the Bee's confidence.

Patrick Bamford completed 90 minutes for the U23's during their narrow 3-2 defeat at Manchester City on Monday evening. It remains to be seen whether Bielsa is ready to throw him back into the starting line up. Cody Draham (ankle), Pascal Struijk (ankle) join long term absentee Robin Koch on the treatment table. Luke Ayling could return to action on Sunday after completing 45 mins on Monday as he looks to regain his fitness levels after minor surgery on his knee.





Joe Gelhardt must be wondering when he's going to get hi next opportunity. The 19yo England star was an unused sub against Brighton and Crystal Palace, and with Bamford coming back, his opportunities will be even more limited.

Brentford face a trip to local rivals Spurs on Thursday night, before their outing to Elland Road less than 72 hours later. Let's hope this works in Leeds favour!


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FRANCK on injuries

Sergi Canos, Rico Henry and Christian Norgaard all returned from knocks suffered in Sunday's 1-0 win at home to Everton by starting Thursday's clash at Spurs but David Raya, Josh DaSilva, Kristoffer Ajer and Mathias Jorgensen all remain out.

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Predicting MB's line up

Meslier
Dallas
Firpo
Llorente
Cooper
Phillips
Forshaw
Raphinha
James
Rodrigo
Bamford

Mine

Meslier
Ayling
Firpo
Llorente
Struijk (if fit) Coop if not
Phillips
Forshaw
Dallas
Raphinha
James
Rodrigo
Best 11, everyone fit - Meslier - Ayling - Firpo - Koch - Llorente - Phillips - Dallas - Raphinha - James - Roberts - Gelhardt Bench - Klaeson, Struijk, Rodrigo, Bamford, Forshaw, Harrison, Summerville
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Unpredictable that's what they are... Should we have enough? I would like to think so. Two of the big characters back to give the lads a lift. Its all looking rosy & jim in the garden. Do we trust Firpo? Or will Dallas move over and Bill come straight in? Paddy or Roberts Decisions decisions.
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Bamford & Ayling looking fit.
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Dom Matteo "haven't celebrated a goal like that in a long time, I went mental in the West Stand.

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Football has been paying tribute to poor Arthur Labinjo-Hughes on the 6th minute, hopefully us and Brentford follow suit
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Regarding the match it's a must win imo.

With our performances this season we are unlikely to win any of the next 4 after, even drawing is unlikely without a significant upturn in performance

We don't want to be in the relegation zone by the time we play Villa on the 28th, therefore we really do need to win tomorrow and perform well to give us confidence.

Scraping by with a late pen isn't enough.
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Funny old results in the premiership results turn out different from what you would expect. Even the top teams can get turned over. Expect the unexpected.

Who knows wirh Brentford... they tanked Arsenal in their opening match

man city 0 2 Crystal palace
leeds 1 0 Crystal palace

west ham 3 2 Chealsea
west ham 1 2 Brentford
Wolves 0 1 liverpool
leeds 1 1 Wolves

Burnley 3 1 Brentford
Brentford 1 2 Norwich
Burnley 1 1 Leeds
Norwich 1 2 Leeds

Brentford 2 0 Arsenal
Leeds 0 2 Arsenal

It is hard to say who will win but i believe Leeds are on an upward arc and Brentford on a downward, but form at the moment does not seem to count for much. Slight glimmer of hope is that Leeds have players returning from injury, and Brentford have a lot of injuries to contend with. Hopefully the fans at ER will carry the day.
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Three points would be very welcome today.
Team morale would then be high going into a tough run of fixtures against European Super League opposition.
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We must get a point at the very least but in all honesty I expect us to win this game.
A loss would be a disaster in front of the run of games we've got coming up.
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Here I go heading to ER

See you later folks
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I hope you witness a solid victory today 64, it would be nice to put a bit of distance between us and the relegation places before the tough run coming up.

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1964white wrote: Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:20 am Here I go heading to ER

See you later folks
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Thanks Bye-bye & Billy.

Just over an hour away from Leeds now. A victory would give us a cushion of 8 points from the bottom three, may take us upto 11th position pending on the other results.
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1964white wrote: Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:20 am Here I go heading to ER

See you later folks
Make sure you do as good a job supporting the boys as you did on Tuesday. :)
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Best 11, everyone fit - Meslier - Ayling - Firpo - Koch - Llorente - Phillips - Dallas - Raphinha - James - Roberts - Gelhardt Bench - Klaeson, Struijk, Rodrigo, Bamford, Forshaw, Harrison, Summerville
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Firpo in for Struijk, Ayling starts, Bamford on the bench. Maybe our best mid three in Forshaw/Dallas/Phillips all interchangeable

Shackleton back on the bench, Jenkins also on the bench

Looks a good line up, I'd expect Paddy for Tyler at around the 60 min mark
Best 11, everyone fit - Meslier - Ayling - Firpo - Koch - Llorente - Phillips - Dallas - Raphinha - James - Roberts - Gelhardt Bench - Klaeson, Struijk, Rodrigo, Bamford, Forshaw, Harrison, Summerville
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Playing with 10 men again from the start why the f**k does Roberts keeps getting picked ffs
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