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Thread: Leeds United - v - Everton ***Matchday Thread***

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    Leeds United - v - Everton ***Matchday Thread***



    Leeds are expecting to be without Rodrigo, who suffered a likely muscle injury at Leicester, while Patrick Bamford and Raphinha are both doubts.

    Bamford sustained a dead leg on Sunday, while Raphinha has a thigh strain.

    Everton goalkeeper Robin Olsen will deputise for Jordan Pickford, who hurt a rib while making a save on Saturday.

    Fabian Delph is back in the squad after injury and he could be joined by*new signing Joshua King, if he provides a negative coronavirus test.

    Allan and Jean-Philippe Gbamin remain sidelined for the Toffees.

    It was a strange performance by Everton at the weekend. They never really got going against Newcastle and another worry is that the goals have dried up for Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who has not scored in any of his past seven league games.

    Leeds were impressive in their win over Leicester, which saw Patrick Bamford end his mini goal-drought.

    Bamford deserves a mention for the quality of that strike, and also for playing Jack Harrison in for the crucial third goal - his attitude and awareness is top class.

    MATCH FACTS

    Head-to-head

    Leeds could complete a league double over Everton for the first time since 1990-91, when they were also a newly-promoted side.

    Everton have won just one of their past 37 top-flight trips to Elland Road, drawing nine and losing 27.That solitary victory came in November 2002, courtesy of a Wayne Rooney goal.This will be the 100th top-flight fixture between the sides.

    Leeds United

    Leeds have won nine of their opening 20 games, the most by a promoted side since Wigan recorded 11 in 2005-06. They have already surpassed their total of eight victories in their previous Premier League season in 2003-04. The Whites have won all three midweek league matches this term, scoring 12 goals. They have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their five competitive fixtures so far this calendar year. All three of Leeds' home wins have been against sides below them in the table. Patrick Bamford has contributed to 15 goals in 20 Premier League appearances for Leeds, scoring 11 and assisting four.

    Everton

    The Toffees are looking to win four consecutive away league games for the first time since December 1985. However, they have won just one of their past four matches, drawing once and losing twice. Everton have recorded six victories from nine away fixtures in the league.Carlo Ancelotti's side have 33 points from 19 matches, their most at the halfway stage since 2013-14. Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored 10 goals in his opening nine league games but has managed just one further strike over his subsequent nine appearances.

    2 - 0.

    MOT.

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    Címon Leeds - we could put 6 wins between us and 18th with a win tonight and 5th spot would be in range to hunt down with a run of results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopelesslyoptimistic View Post
    Címon Leeds - we could put 6 wins between us and 18th with a win tonight and 5th spot would be in range to hunt down with a run of results.
    Only my view HO, I would be happy to stay around the place we are, build for next season, set our targets ect. Sit down with MB and get that sorted.
    As someone said, blood some youngsters, give Bamford a rest, get llorente sorted, give Koch plenty of time for full fitness next season.
    Europa league for me is a grave yard it's a shocking tournament and I'm sure we will suffer with league form. We would have to start end of June or start of July. Thursday Sunday is crap.
    Only my view

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    Quote Originally Posted by klix View Post
    Only my view HO, I would be happy to stay around the place we are, build for next season, set our targets ect. Sit down with MB and get that sorted.
    As someone said, blood some youngsters, give Bamford a rest, get llorente sorted, give Koch plenty of time for full fitness next season.
    Europa league for me is a grave yard it's a shocking tournament and I'm sure we will suffer with league form. We would have to start end of June or start of July. Thursday Sunday is crap.
    Only my view
    Agree with you Klix but shows how tipsy turbo this league is. Sure Bielsa and the players will use it as a target.

    Rumours resurfacing that we will get de Paul in the summer and if that is the sort of player we are going for then agree would be better not to have the distraction of Europa and push for high league finish next season.

    Given the clubs aim to be in the top 6 suspect Bielsa will want to do it this season as for all his public humility he does seem to like to win 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopelesslyoptimistic View Post
    Agree with you Klix but shows how tipsy turbo this league is. Sure Bielsa and the players will use it as a target.

    Rumours resurfacing that we will get de Paul in the summer and if that is the sort of player we are going for then agree would be better not to have the distraction of Europa and push for high league finish next season.

    Given the clubs aim to be in the top 6 suspect Bielsa will want to do it this season as for all his public humility he does seem to like to win 👍
    This league is not right to be fair,
    Never has there been more away wins.
    Again only my thought it would have been better sorting the places out last season on that points per game scenario.
    And re starting when the public can get in and watch.
    The game is not the same without fans.and these results are making a mockery of the prem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopelesslyoptimistic View Post
    Agree with you Klix but shows how tipsy turbo this league is. Sure Bielsa and the players will use it as a target.

    Rumours resurfacing that we will get de Paul in the summer and if that is the sort of player we are going for then agree would be better not to have the distraction of Europa and push for high league finish next season.

    Given the clubs aim to be in the top 6 suspect Bielsa will want to do it this season as for all his public humility he does seem to like to win 👍
    I would love us to lift the League cup or Fa cup and if we set out stall out that could be achieved.
    But footy is different now it's a business
    We are in a Era where finishing 4th and winning sweet nothing is better than finishing 5th and winning a domestic cup, to me that is *******s if I was lucky enough to be a footballer, give me a medal all day long

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    We are having delusions of grandeur if we are considering Europe already.
    A couple of defeats and we are thinking of the R word again.
    Feet on the ground please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billyni View Post
    We are having delusions of grandeur if we are considering Europe already.
    A couple of defeats and we are thinking of the R word again.
    Feet on the ground please.
    What he said x2

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    One more win and we should be safe - I donít think we will make Europe but I think that is what Bielsa will be aiming for with the players to get them as high up the league as possible.

    I would still take 17th but think we will finish somewhere between 8th and 15th

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopelesslyoptimistic View Post
    One more win and we should be safe - I donít think we will make Europe but I think that is what Bielsa will be aiming for with the players to get them as high up the league as possible.

    I would still take 17th but think we will finish somewhere between 8th and 15th
    10th 11th or 12th for me..
    Tonight will be watching and no pressure
    Palace monday no Zaha for them
    I would take 3 points from next 2 games or even 2 points...

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