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Leeds vs West Ham confirmed line-ups: Team news ahead of Premier League fixture today

The Independent
The Independent
 27 days ago

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Leeds United will be seeking a first Premier League win of the season as they host West Ham at Elland Road.

Marcelo Bielsa ’s side are just one point clear of the relegation zone after five fixtures of the new campaign.

They advanced to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with a dramatic win on penalties at Fulham in midweek.

West Ham must consider how to reshuffle their attack with Michail Antonio available again after suspension, after they too won on Wednesday night, beating Manchester United at Old Trafford for the first time in well over a decade .

Here’s all you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash.

When is the match?

The game kicks off at 3pm on Saturday, 25 September at Elland Road.

Where can I watch it?

The match will not be shown live on television in the United Kingdom but highlights will be shown on Match of the Day , which begins on BBC One at 10.30pm.

What is the team news?

Luke Ayling and Patrick Bamford both miss out for Leeds, but Raphinha has recovered a hip issue.

Pascal Strujik is still suspended, Jack Harrison can only start on the bench, and defenders Robin Koch and Diego Llorente are long-term fixtures on the club’s treatment table.

David Moyes restores Michail Antonio in attack following the forward’s suspension for a red card two top-flight games ago.

Confirmed line-ups

Leeds - Meslier; Dallas, Ayling, Cooper, Firpo; Phillips; James, Rodrigo, Klich, Roberts; Bamford.

West Ham - Fabianski, Coufal, Zouma, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals, Antonio.

Odds

Leeds 9/5

Draw 12/5

West Ham 11/8

Prediction

West Ham secured a 2-1 victory in Yorkshire last season and a similar result is a possibility with West Ham in excellent form and Leeds yet to record their first win of the league season. Marcelo Bielsa’s side will cause the visitors problems, though — this one may be a score draw. Leeds United 2-2 West Ham .

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