Date: 23rd February 2021
Time: 11:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Elland Road, Leeds
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Leeds take on Southampton in this gritty and exciting fixture at Elland Road. Both teams are trying hard to break into the top-half of the table and this calls for some gripping action. While Leeds United are placed 12th in the table with 32 points, Southampton are just one place below Leeds. They have 30 points under their belt.
Spanish defender Diego Llorente might stage a comeback into the starting line-up. Kalvin Philips is sidelined with a calf injury. Che Adams should come back into the side. Manager Hasenhuttl has confirmed that Stuart Armstrong could play this game.
The Whites are coming on the back off a 1-0 loss to the Wolves and they would be itching to turn things around. The young French goalkeeper of Leeds, Illan Meslier has been under the scanner for his paltry performances. He has conceded 4 goals against Arsenal and handed an own goal to the Wolves in their previous game. Though the Leeds are 10 points clear of relegation, they would be wary of their dwindling performances which has brought them down to the 12th position.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team have had a torrid time themselves. They have only won once in their last-12 top-flight matches and are on a five-match winless streak in the Premier League. They need a quick turnaround before the relegation scare kicks in.
Probable Playing 11
Meslier; Ayling, Llorente, Cooper, Alioski; Struijk; Raphinha, Klich, Shackleton, Harrison; Bamford
McCarthy; Bednarek, Vestergaard, Salisu, Bertrand; Djenepo, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Minamino; Ings, Redmond
Goalkeepers : Meslier, McCarthy
Defenders : Struijk, Ayling, Cooper, Salisu
Midfielders : Raphinha, Harrison, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Minamino
Strikers: Bamford, Ings, Redmond
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