Leeds United first choice goalkeeper Illan Meslier has been dropped for today’s game against Man City.
Ahead of this fixture, Sam Allardyce addressed the goalkeeping issues in the team, and said he would decide before the weekend. Big Sam said in his first press conference:
“Based on what he says to me and how I feel, it would help me make the decision going forward,”
“Unfortunately he’s made mistakes and cost a couple of goals, at the wrong time. The most important position is there if we’re going to stop the goals going in because we’re not going to stop every shot.
“Whether it’s right for me to keep him in and hope he has a big game and gets back to what he can be. I always thought he was a magnificent goalie given how young he was. We’ll make a decision Friday probably,”
Joel Robles will start in goal this afternoon.
STARTING XI: Robles, Kristensen, Firpo, Wöber, Forshaw, Harrison, Roca, Ayling (C), Bamford, Gnonto, McKennie
SUBS: Meslier, Rodrigo, Koch, Summerville, Struijk, Greenwood, Rutter, Gray, Aaronson
STARTING XI: Ederson, Lewis, Akanji, Laporte, Ake, Gundogan (C), De Bruyne, Mahrez, Alvarez, Foden, Haaland.
SUBS: Ortega Moreno, Walker, Dias, Phillips, Stones, Grealish, Rodrigo, Bernardo, Gomez.