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Rodrigo starts, Gelhardt benched: The Leeds United XI we expect Jesse Marsch to field v Wolves

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The Premier League is back with Leeds United in action this afternoon against Wolves at Elland Road.

Leeds scraped over the line last season in terms of survival, with Jesse Marsch hoping to get his side well clear of any type of trouble in 2022/23.

It all starts for Leeds at Elland Road this afternoon, with Wolves in town.

There should be a spring in the step of Marsch’s side, too, after they emphatically dispatched Cagliari 6-2 in their final pre-season fixture despite a host of injuries.

As you can see by the graphic below, we are expecting Marsch to name the same XI that started last Sunday in this season’s first competitive fixture:

Illan Meslier should start the season in goal, whilst Pascal Struijk has been tasked with covering Leeds at left-back in the absence of Junior Firpo. Diego Llorente and Robin Koch look likely to get the nod at centre-back with Liam Cooper out, whilst Rasmus Kristensen starts on the right.

Adam Forshaw is out injured, so the safe money is on Marc Roca and Tyler Adams forming a pivot in midfield.

Ahead of them, there’s goals and plenty of creativity even with Joe Gelhardt held back on the bench.

Rodrigo struck a hat-trick last week, whilst Patrick Bamford notched two goals. Brenden Aaronson was off the mark with three assists, whilst Jack Harrison impressed on the left.

Expect that unit to cause Wolves some problems.

Quiz: Do you remember Leeds United’s last 15 results v Wolves?

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March 2022, Molineux?

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