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Leeds United team news and predicted XI vs West Ham United

Jesse Marsch and David Moyes will go head to head on Wednesday.


Leeds United play host to the Premier League’s most out of form side as they welcome West Ham United and David Moyes to Elland Road on Wednesday night.

The Yorkshire outfit held high flying Newcastle United to a draw in their final outing of 2022, and could move six points clear of the relegation zone should they pick up three points at home to the Hammers in midweek.

They stand a strong chance of doing so, too, with under-fire Moyes having guided the East Londoners to five straight defeats to leave them out of the relegation zone solely on goal difference, though they remain just three points behind Jesse Marsch’s side.

Read on for all of the team news from Elland Road.

Predicted XI

Team news

Jesse Marsch faces no new injury issues after his squad came through unscathed against Newcastle United on New Year’s Eve, but could still be tempted to tweak the side slightly as players return to full fitness. Luke Ayling and Adam Forshaw are both returning from injuries and were substituted in the second half against the Magpies, and two games in five days may be too much of a tall order. This could in turn see a return for Rasmus Kristensen and Marc Roca to the starting XI.

Elsewhere, there could be a return to the squad for striker Patrick Bamford, who has been sidelined with a groin injury but has returned to training ahead of the clash. While he is unlikely to be in the starting XI, a place on the Leeds United bench is not out of the question.

However, all of Luis Sinisterra, Archie Gray (both ankle) and Stuart Dallas (thigh) will be unavailable.

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Ben Browning

Ben Browning

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