LEEDS UNITED U23S VS MANCHESTER CITY U23S MATCH ANALYSIS

Leeds United U23s are set to play against Manchester City U23s in front of a record Premier League 2 crowd at Elland Road this evening. Over 18,000 tickets have already been sold for the young Whites’ crucial clash which will smash the previous record set at Goodison Park in 2017. Andy Taylor’s side will need all the support they can get given their rather perilous position in the PL2 table. They sit just four points above relegation-threatened Chelsea U23s but the Blues have played a game fewer.


Add to that the fact that Leeds have to play table topping Man City and third-placed Arsenal in their final two games of the season, it will be a tall order to stay in the division. Although, as mentioned, they will be suitably backed by more fans than have ever been present at an U23s fixture at Elland Road. (more…)

LEEDS QUARTET TO MISS DOUBLE HEADER

The Leeds United quartet of Patrick Bamford, Leo Hjelde, Liam Cooper and Kalvin Philips will miss the upcoming double headerin the Premier League as new manager Jesse Marsch begins his reign at the club.


Ex-Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig manager Marsch has been saddled with the responsibility of leading Leeds United away from the relegation zone after he replaced the sacked Marcelo Bielsa earlier this week. The dismissal of Bielsa as the Leeds United manager was confirmed on Sunday having led the Whites to a 4-0 home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in the league the previous day. (more…)

LEEDS HOPING TO TIE DOWN BRAZIL MIDFIELDER TO NEW DEAL

English Premier League club Leeds United are facing a huge fight to keep their star player Raphinha. The Brazil international winger is one of Leeds’ prized assets but he has constantly been linked with a move away from the club following series of consistent performances under manager Marcelo Bielsa. He was reportedly close to leaving the club last summer, with Arsenal said to have shown interest in acquiring his services but Leeds were having none of it and rebuffed any negotiations aimed at getting him away from the club.

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Argentine manager Bielsa believes that Raphinha is one of the club’s best players and has told the ub’s board that he does not wish to see him leave. The club are therefore expected to table a new contract extension proposal to the Brazilian star as they wish to convince him to continue his career at Elland Road.
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LEEDS HANDED MAJOR INJURY BOOST

Leeds United have been given a major boost on the injury front ahead of their FA Cup third round clash with fellow Premier League side West Ham United. The Whites have been handed a major injury boost with the news that star striker Patrick Bamford could return to their squad for the FA Cup third round tie at the home of the Hammers.

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Marcelo Bielsa is the Leeds United manager and he revealed that England international Bamford could return to the squad ahead of the FA Cup trip to East London in his pre-match press conference on Friday ahead of the game.
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PHILIPS SET FOR SPELL ON SIDELINES

Leeds United have been dealt a huge blow on the injury front following the news that star midfielder Kalvin Phillips is set for a spell on the sidelines after the England international suffered a hamstring injury during the last Premier League game, an home clash with newcomers Brentford.

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The Leeds United player spent 55 minutes on the pitch before he was subbed off during the league encounter with the Bees on Sunday. Leeds United had to settle for a point via a 2-2 draw at the end of the Brentford after Patrick Bamford to score a stoppage time equaliser. The Whites had taken a first half lead through Tyler Roberts before they were pegged behind by the goals from the Brentford duo of Shandon Baptiste and SergiCanos thus leaving the way for England international Bamford to secure a point for him team with the second Leeds United goal in the fourth minute of second half added time.
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PHLIPS RECALLED TO ENGLAND SQUAD

Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Philips has been called into the England squad by manager Gareth Southgate ahead of the upcoming final two Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Albania and San Marino later this month. The Leeds United was recalled into the England setup after missing the World Cup 2022 qualifiers from last month due to injury.

Philips missed a lot of games for both club (Leeds United) and country (England) in the last one month due to a combination of hip and calf problem. The Leeds United star was on the sidelines for several weeks. (more…)