Kalvin Phillips Starts – Strongest 4-2-3-1 Leeds United Line-Up To Face Norwich City – SoccerSouls

Kalvin Phillips Starts – Strongest 4-2-3-1 Leeds United Line-Up To Face Norwich City

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Predicted Leeds United Lineup To Face Norwich City

With a play-off place looking completely secure as recently as late March, Leeds now find themselves very much second favourites to land 6th and have a crack at the final at Wembley.

Garry Monk’s men have lost 4 of their last 6 games in the Championship and naturally see this game as the classic ‘must win’. They are up against a very much rejuvenated Norwich City side though and they are of very similar quality. Norwich arrive with no pressure at all and can play freely, something which could prove extremely dangerous for the Leeds defence to handle.

The advantage to this is the space the home side are likely to be afforded in advanced areas and can line-up in a 4-2-3-1 with the following personnel:

Probable Leeds United XI:

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Manager: Garry Monk

GK – Rob Green

The former England man has had his moments this season, as he often does, but remains a quality ‘keeper and should start again.

RB – Luke Ayling

A consistent season for the full-back, who may be best served by bombing down the flank and putting the Norwich left-back under pressure.

CB – Kyle Bartley

Got the consolation goal at Burton last time but will be required to use all of his defensive powers and concentration this time around to keep his team in it.

CB – Pontus Jansson

His wonderful partnership with Bartley could be coming to an end, but for now, the on-loan Swede remains a rock at the back.

LB – Charlie Taylor

Someone who will be coveted by Premier League teams in the summer, Taylor is a force at left-back. He should start this game.

CM – Kalvin Phillips

May well get the chance to start again next to Vieira. He will play an important role in dictating the pace of the game.

CM – Ronaldo Vieira

The young Portuguese player has been impressive this season but needs one last push to try to land his side a play-off berth.

RW – Kemar Roofe

Another impressive youngster who could be running out of steam. One last big effort may just keep Leeds in the hunt.

CAM – Pablo Hernandez

This game could be ideal for the Spaniard. He is not as effective when people harass him but that may not be Norwich’s game this week. If he gets space he will punish the opposition.

LW – Souleymane Doukara

Doukara is a useful outlet and can combine well with Taylor down the Leeds left. Should start this game.

ST – Chris Wood

Leeds’ biggest chance of grabbing a last-gasp spot in the playoffs. Wood has shown numerous times that he only needs one chance to score but he may get more than that this time in what could end up being a high scoring game.


  1. Paul

    April 27, 2017 at 1:38 am

    Phillips not good enough never stands out including against non league opposition Sutton.
    Hernandez could get knocked off ball by a 10 year old never shoots always passes instead of taking responsibility.
    Doukara does well coming on in last 10 mins if we are in front. But a team with doukara starting is up against it from the start.
    Our midfield as let us down too negative,they forgotten how to attack. When was last time a midfielder made a opposition keeper make a save.

  2. Chris supporter 55 years

    April 27, 2017 at 2:04 am

    Not even close no Phillips, no Doukara and no Hernandez.

  3. Exasperated

    April 27, 2017 at 4:47 am

    Yeah, Hernandez never shoots. Got all 5 goals with headers at corners. Oh, wait a minute! And lets not mention his 8 assists either – only beaten by er … er … oh, wait a minute – no-one!

    Not sure who’s giving you your info, but I’d give him his crayons back.

  4. Exasperated

    April 27, 2017 at 4:50 am

    Apart form the DM positions, that’s the team that has done the heavy lifting for us this season. Ideally I’d like Phillips OR Viera to play, alongside someone experienced. Sadly, Bridcutt has been off the boil for a while, & O’Kane seems to have blotted his copybook behind the scenes, so neither is an option, really.

    I wonder if we might be better served just going for it with a 4-5-1 / 4-3-3 lineup. Draws are no use now.

  5. Keith Milburn

    April 27, 2017 at 5:05 am

    How monk has preferred Roofe and Doukara over Antonsson all season is a mystery to me, neither of them are good enough, get Antonsson in playing off Wood for last two games, at least we will have a far better chance of scoring more than one goal, bought Roofe to score goals he has been a total let down, Doukara must be the slowest winger in all of the football league, why play two out and out wingers when we have attacking fullbacks?????, Truth is Monk does not know what his best team is and hasn’t for a while, either play Pedraza or Dallas on one wing and keep an extra man in midfield where we have been overrun too many times.

  6. Paul

    April 27, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Only missed 4 games this year Hernandez is crap end of

  7. Trev45041

    April 27, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Phillips ‘The Passenger’ along for the ride again! What actual qualities does he bring to the team?

  8. Exasperated

    April 28, 2017 at 5:38 am

    Why let facts get in the way of a good argument. Just admit you were wrong.

  9. Exasperated

    April 28, 2017 at 5:40 am

    Either start going to games, or if you do already, lay off the beer.

  10. Exasperated

    April 28, 2017 at 5:45 am

    *shakes head in despair*

    So GM plays 2 strikers as wingers, and you think playing a different striker as a striker is the answer? What a load of convoluted nonsense. Not only has Antonsson had his first team chances – and failed – but he’s failed just as badly in the u23 squad.

    Does it not occur to you that there is no place in GMs team shape for what you suggest, and even if there was, do you think he’s play a failure there when he’s got 2 perfectly good strikers playing on the wings?

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