Leeds fresh from a 5-0 thrashing of West Brom travel to London hoping to end their London hoodoo. The last time United won in the capital was 13 games ago when they beat QPR 3-1. Someday soon that ‘monkey’ needs to come off their backs.
The impressive performance at The Hawthorns was widely mentioned as one of the best first half display’s from any Premier League team this season. With four different Leeds players scoring and an own goal it proved that they do not rely totally on top scorer Patrick Bamford.
Spurs have had impressive results, including a 6-1 hammering of Man U at old farmyard. ‘The Special One’ as Jose Mourinho is known has brought a little steel to the Spurs rearguard and with Song and Kane upfront they have a team that could challenge Liverpool for the tiltle.
They started the season impressively and topped the Premier League but recent results have been disappointing including a 2-0 home defeat to Leciester City. Their game on Wednesday was postponed because of an outbreak of COVID at Fulham. This will mean they have had six days break before they play on Saturday.
Leeds will probably be unchanged for the third time, unless their has been any injuries picked up in the game on Tuesday with West Brom. Mateusz Klich came off with a strain but is expected to play to make it sixty three games league and cup games for the Polish international in 2020. A remarkable record for the likeable midfielder.
If Klich was to miss out at Spurs Leeds’ second half substitute for him Jamie Shackleton will probably deputise. Impressive Pascal Struijk should continue his centre half partnership with stand in captain Luke Ayling.
This game looks on paper like a ‘free hit’ but it isn’t, Marcelo Bielsa will be extremely happy to put one over his Portuguese counterpart. I’m going for a draw because nine points out of nine since the defeat at old farmyard is just too much to ask for. A 1-1 draw.
By Keith Ingham