Premier League Preview: Leeds United v Leicester City

Marcelo Bielsa’s side have lost just once at home this season and their visitors have won all three Premier League away games so far.

Leeds overpowered Aston Villa on their last outing and Bielsa is only expected to make a few changes against the Foxes.

Captain Liam Cooper is back fit and should replace Pascal Struijk in defence, but key midfielder Kalvin Phillips remains sidelined.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers will wait on late fitness tests for Jonny Evans and Christian Fuchs with Wes Morgan and Luke Thomas on standby to fill in.

James Justin is expected to start at right back in place of Timothy Castagne but Harvey Barnes it fit to play.

Kick Off will be 8pm on Monday night at Elland Road.

Leeds suffer double injury blow

Liam Cooper and new signing Diego Llorente have both suffered groin injuries with their countries, and have returned to Thorp Arch to receive treatment.

Of the two, Cooper’s injury is less serious, but he is facing a tough task to be ready for the visit of Wolves next Monday night. New signing Llorente is also back at the club after limping out of training ahead of Spain’s Nations League game against Ukraine on Tuesday night.

Llorente has yet to make his debut for his new club since joining from Real Sociedad, but may have to wait three weeks if initial reports turn out to be accurate.

Leeds edge out Fulham in a 4-3 Premier League thriller at Elland Road

The Whites picked up where they left off at Liverpool last weekend, as goals from Helder Costa, Mateusz Klich and Patrick Bamford sealed the three points, despite a late fight back from Scott Parker’s team.

Despite having no fans to roar them on a historic day in West Yorkshire, the home side flew out of the blocks, and Costa fired them in front on five minutes.

Kalvin Phillips’ corner was helped on at the front post, and with Fulham unable to clear their lines, Costa bulleted home the loose ball.

Leeds dominated the rest of the first half but were pegged back against the run of play on 34 minutes, as Aleksandar Mitrovic slotted home from the penalty spot.

However, that reprieve didn’t last long for the visitors as Klich confidently tucked home his own spot kick just before the break.

Bielsa side motored on after the restart, as Bamford put them into a quick fire 3-1 lead.

Klich’s through ball split the Fulham defence, and the former Chelsea man strode on and fired netted past Alphonse Areola.

And with Leeds’ confidence flowing all over the pitch, Costa added a brilliant fourth a few minutes later.

Bamford’s hard work hustled Kenny Tete off the ball put wide, and his neat ball found the onrushing Costa to crash home his second of game.

But despite being three goals behind, Fulham refused to lie down and Bobby De Cordova-Reid’s strike hauled them back into it.

Mitrovic then began to cause more and more problems for Leeds, and the Serbian got away from Liam Cooper to power home Tete’s cross.

With the balance of the game now completely swung in their favour, Fulham pushed and pushed for an equaliser in the final 20 minutes.

Neeskens Kebano hit a post as the Cottagers pressed, and Mitrovic forced a fine stop from Illan Meslier, but in the end, Leeds had enough to clinch a first Premier League win more than a decade.

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