Match Preview: Leeds United vs Tottenham Hotspur (I hope we get it right this time!)

Match Preview: Leeds United vs Tottenham Hotspur (I hope we get it right this time!)

Both teams wish to forget their previous games and bounce back from humiliation. Liverpool thrashed Leeds by putting six goals past them a couple of days ago, while our team was humbled by relegation strugglers Burnley. We were beaten 1-0.

We have lost our last two visits to Elland Road – going down 2-1 in the 2012-13 FA Cup before a 3-1 league defeat last term – but we did run out 2-1 winners over them at our stadium earlier this season.

Leeds United Premier League form:

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Tottenham Hotspur Premier League form:

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Team News

Leeds United

Robin Koch was substituted off after sustaining an injury on February 20.

They remain without Patrick Bamford, Kalvin Phillips, Liam Cooper and Sam Greenwood and were joined by Diego Llorente before the Liverpool defeat with a hamstring strain.

Llorente could be dropped given his below-par outing against Manchester United. Robin Koch is also set to sit this one out as he is recovering from the head injury he sustained against United.

Spurs

We have been handed a fresh concern with Rodrigo Bentancur, who was taken off at halftime after suffering an awkward fall at Burnley.

Sergio Reguilon was fit enough for a place on the bench and could now displace Ryan Sessegnon. Pierluigi Gollini is a doubt due to illness, while Oliver Skipp and Japhet Tanganga are fighting uphill battles to recover from their injuries.

Conte could re-introduce Lucas Moura to the main team, which would allow Dejan Kulusevski to move into a wing-back role as Emerson Royal drops out.

My possible starting lineup:

Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Kulusevski, Winks, Hojbjerg, Reguilon; Lucas, Kane, Son

My thoughts and prediction for the Leeds game.

Leeds United 1-2 Spurs

I know I keep saying this, but we must get back on track and then try to limp into this year’s summer Transfer window so that Levy and Lewis can back Conte up with hard cash. In the meantime, I am hoping that there are buyers out there circulating and ready to put in an offer so that they can put us on par with the likes of City, United, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea and the other top European teams. The fans are fed up with the clowns we’ve got in charge doing nothing other than making themselves wealthier at our expense.

In the meantime, we will be facing one of the worst defences in the Premier League, and I’m hoping that Kane, Son and the others will relish this game… Then after this game, we’ve got Middlesbrough in the FA Cup on Tuesday, followed by Everton at home the following Monday.

As for a top-four spot or even a Europa League place… who knows… maybe we should just write this season off and hope that Levy and Lewis get the message, that it will only be money being put into the transfer kitty (not penny-pinching) that gets us out of our predicament that our owners created for us (not themselves, but us, the true fans and supporters of our club).

In the meantime, I will be travelling up to Leeds on Friday afternoon from Cheltenham, where we’ve got a hotel booked. In the evening, we then have a restaurant waiting for the four of us (Mel, Terry, Ian and myself). The next day, up early for a midday kick-off… not the same old defeatist shit we’ve been getting, but a turn around in fortunes. We need to shake off that “Spursy” tag and show our fans, the pundits and the world we’re nobody’s fool… just there for others to laugh at and take the piss!

COYS!

All the best, Glenn

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