Leeds United head to Molineux to face Wolverhampton Wanderers today looking for more crucial points in their bid to survive relegation.
Leeds are in the Premier League drop zone currently as they sit 19th in the table. However, their hosts are only four points and six places above Javi Gracia‘s side.
There are five points separating nine teams at the bottom end of the table heading into the weekend, with games against sides such as Wolves going to be key in the battle to stay up.
The Whites have played Wolves twice already this season, they claimed an opening day 2-1 win back in August, before crashing out of the EFL Cup with a 1-0 defeat in November.
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Leeds have recently put Wilfried Gnonto on the bench in favour of Jack Harrison and Summerville. However, the latter’s performances of late have lead to some scrutiny.
Harrison scored and assisted last weekend in the draw with Brighton, but Summerville hasn’t contributed meaningfully very often of late, and Gnonto claimed an assist from the bench last time out, too.
Leeds have also seen Luis Sinisterra make a return to fitness recently. The wide spots in the team have fierce competition and many options in them. If Summerville retains his place, then he may need to offer far more than he has managed of late.
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After weeks of improved performances, there has been a recent dip from Ayling.
Leeds’ 31-year-old right-back struggled against Chelsea and Brighton and may need to up his levels if he has to remain as the starting full-back, with Rasmus Kristensen waiting on the sidelines.
Ayling has earnt his spot but Leeds have two options who will see themselves as first choice. Kristensen is perhaps a steadier defensive choice out of the pair, and if Ayling doesn’t improve, then the Dane could find himself reinstated in that area for the run-in.
Leeds have been defensively frail all season long, but Gracia will want that to continue to improve under his tutelage. The Whites have conceded five goals in four games with the Spaniard at the helm.
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