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⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread

Post by Cornelius Beal » Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:35 am

Twelve injury doubts for Leeds.

Fripo declared fit after going off in our cup clash. Young striker Greenwood out, as in Llorente the central defender, suspended.

Raphinia, Forshaw expected to start.





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Post by prophet:marginal » Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:47 am

I just cannot imagine Leeds being as meek and generally poor again, as they were last weekend and that's even when one takes into account the further injury concerns that they have.

Our team largely picks itself, I would have thought.

Got a feeling that Antonio will get on the scoresheet.

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Post by Cornelius Beal » Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:05 am

Agree. If Bielsa had treated the cup game seriously be would have started with Raphinia and Forshaw who were both on the bench. Dont think he has respected the cup competitions since he has been there. Survival is the focus for them, yes they have a cushion but some below them have games in hand, so it's not as comfortable as it looks.
My main concern is if we look a bit leggy at times after the midweek game and they cause problems with their high tempo game.

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Post by hammerman11 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:08 am

fabianski
coufal dawson diop cresswell
rice soucek fornals
bowen antonio vlasic

subs areola fredericks johnson zouma masuaka kral lanzini okoflex yarmolenko

2-0 hammers antonio bowen

hopefully zouma gets on for last 10 mins
oko on for ant last 10 mins

big game that we need to win to keep top 4 alive !
hopefully other matches go our way and we could be extending our lead over the chasing pack albeit with games in hand !

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Post by Aztec Hammer » Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:22 am

Do they have Phillips and Bamford?

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Post by hammerman11 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:22 am

no thankfully

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Post by BMLGirl » Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:23 am

Is Soucek still isolating? Would start with Lanzini - love him and in great form at the moment.

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Post by Georgee Paris » Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:26 am

I think they will be like a whole different prospect to the cup game. I have a feeling we may be in for a nasty surprise.

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Post by El brooko79 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:28 am

Aztec Hammer wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:22 am
Do they have Phillips and Bamford?
Reports suggest Bamford and Rodrigo may be available but that suggests bench options.

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Post by Puff Daddy » Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:40 am

I think we'll win again. It's what we do

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Post by Puff Daddy » Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:40 am

I think we'll win again. It's what we do

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Post by Colonial Marine » Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:30 am

Georgee Paris wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:26 am
I think they will be like a whole different prospect to the cup game. I have a feeling we may be in for a nasty surprise.
Leeds are the best team we can play in the Premier League. They always attack, leaving space to counter. Suits us perfectly. I am still nervous mind !

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Post by Mr_incredible » Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:37 am

Need to get the atmosphere going again...last 2 games its been awful. Team are doing their bit and they are running out of gas, we need to step up. We're fourth in the league for christ sake. (rant over)

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Post by sendô » Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:44 am

Since they've come back up, we've beaten them 4 times in a row (three league, one cup), scoring twice every time.

Therefore the smart money is on us winning having scored twice.

I think we'll score more than 2, and tbh I think they'll get one.

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Post by stu1 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:45 am

If we want top 4 we need to be beating Leeds at home.

They are decimated by injuries but if they have Rafinha and Bamford playing then they will offer a greater threat than they did in the cup.

If Bamford is on the bench then we need to double up on Rafinha, so I’d be tempted to play Fornals LW.

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Post by S-H » Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:13 am

When did Soucek test positive?

Has this game come too soon for him?

If so, I'd go with an unchanged side.

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Post by iLoveLasagne » Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:19 am

I was supremely confident of a win before I clicked on this thread. Now there are fragments of doubt. Against Norwich it was like a training exercise. We need to be way more ruthless.

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Post by sendô » Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:22 am

iLoveLasagne wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:19 am
Against Norwich it was like a training exercise.
Yeah, I can't see how any of our players could be that knackered after the Norwich game. It was clear watching Wednesday night that the players weren't playing at full throttle.

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Post by kitthehammer » Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:29 am

sorry but i think we're being a bit naive to think we can play the same team we had out against norwich against leeds.
We will need Soucek back. If not then another tackling midfielder, not a lanzini or fornals.
One of those , yes, not both of them and vlasic too.
And we severely lacked height v norwich, despite bowen's first goal.

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Post by Bubbles Fortuna » Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:05 pm

kitthehammer wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:29 am
sorry but i think we're being a bit naive to think we can play the same team we had out against norwich against leeds.
We will need Soucek back. If not then another tackling midfielder, not a lanzini or fornals.
One of those , yes, not both of them and vlasic too.
And we severely lacked height v norwich, despite bowen's first goal.
Fornals is actually a fairly prolific tackler.

Especially in the opposition third, I think he could easily adapt his game to tackle more in the middle third.

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