Leeds v Leicester: match preview

Leicester seem consistent only in their inconsistency this season and Brendan Rodgers has pinpointed the root of the trouble. “We have a problem at the moment with tracking runners,” said a manager whose side have not kept a clean sheet since beating Millwall in the League Cup in September. That statistic should offer a still stuttering Leeds hope as they continue to be without Patrick Bamford. Marcelo Bielsa’s side have scored only five goals in seven games since their England striker suffered an ankle injury. Last season’s top scorer is much missed at Elland Road but Bielsa has explained Bamford’s injury is complicated and still causing him pain, and there is no timescale for his return. Louise Taylor

Sunday 2pm

Venue Elland Road

Last season Leeds 1 Leicester 4

Referee Darren England

This season G3 Y20 R1 7 cards/game

Odds H 7-4 A 6-4 D 5-2

Subs from Klaesson, Firpo, Forshaw, Roberts, Gelhardt, Hjelde, Cresswell,
Drameh, Summerville, Klich

Doubtful Shackleton (match fitness), Firpo (match fitness)

Injured Bamford (ankle, unknown), Koch (pelvis, unknown), Ayling (knee, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y23 R1


Leading scorer Raphinha 4

Subs from Ward, Thomas, Soumaré, Dewsbury-Hall, Choudhury, Maddison, Barnes, Lookman, Daka, Vestergaard

Doubtful Vestergaard (match fitness), Maddison (match fitness), Barnes (match fitness)

Injured Albrighton (knock, 20 Nov), Justin (knee, 20 Nov), Fofana (ankle, Jan)

Suspended None

Discipline Y13 R1


Leading scorer Vardy 7