Jesse Marsch’s side suddenly head to the Black Country in search of a third successive win after successive Premier League victories, as Saturday’s remarkable 4-3 win at home to Bournemouth followed the magnificent 2-2 triumph. 1 from the previous weekend at Liverpool. But Leeds are back in league action less than three days after the Wolves cup clash with a Saturday afternoon trip to Tottenham Hotspur and Marsch made nine changes for the Carabao Cup second round clash at home. against Barnsley at the end of August in which United bagged a 3-1 victory. With Saturday’s Spurs clash in the offing, but also a place in the Carabao Cup round of 16, here’s how we think Leeds will line up at Molineux at the 7.45pm kick-off on Wednesday night. night.
1. GK – Illan Meslier
There must be a temptation to give Joel Robles his debut with the white goal and it would come as no surprise to see the 32-year-old Spaniard between the sticks, but Meslier played for the duration of the August second-round win against Barnsley and the The Frenchman could continue his long run of starting every game in both league and cup that runs until the end of the 2020-21 campaign under Marcelo Bielsa. Kristoffer Klasesson played the full match for United’s under-21 side against Newcastle United on Monday, so Meslier or Robles are likely to be in goal.
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2. RB – Lucas Ayling
Rasmus Kristensen currently has the right-back jersey, but it will probably be a close call and looks like a good opportunity for Ayling to make another start.
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3. CB – Diego Llorente
The Spaniard is in a similar boat to Ayling in that Robin Koch and captain Liam Cooper are keeping him out of the centre-back position. But the cup tie at Molineux seems like an obvious opportunity for Llorente and just a question of who will join him.
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4. CB – Robin Koch
Marsch will likely be looking to make a decent number of changes while maintaining some form of consistency and Koch has been one of United’s most consistent players so far this season. The German was a bit at war against Bournemouth on Saturday but made it through the entire match and it’s probably just a dispute between him and his teammate Cooper from Saturday as to who starts at Molineux, although youngster Leo Hjelde is another option. The 19-year-old Norwegian will be fresh after missing the game on Monday the 21st, which suggests he will be involved at Wolves.
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