Leeds v Manchester City: match preview

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Marcelo Bielsa says he is not Pep Guardiola’s lodestar as the pair meet for the first time in the Premier League. “I do not feel like a mentor to Guardiola. It’s not just how I feel, it has been evidenced to not being the case,” said the ever pedantic Leeds manager who must trust Patrick Bamford to maintain his one goal per game Premier League scoring record. “If there’s a manager who is independent in his own ideas, that is Guardiola. It’s not just because I say it is, it’s because his teams play like no other team.” Guardiola has repeatedly described Bielsa as the best coach in the world after their friendship was cemented in 2006 when the Spaniard travelled to meet the former Argentina coach on his ranch near Rosario. Louise Taylor

Saturday 5.30pm Sky Sports Premier League

Venue Elland Road

Last season n/a

Referee Mike Dean

This season G2 Y4 R1 2.5 cards/game

Odds H 15-2 A 1-3 D 5-1


Subs from Casilla, Llorente, Alioski, Douglas, Roberts, Shackleton, Strujik, Poveda, Casey

Doubtful None

Injured Forshaw (hip, 17 Oct), Hernández (groin, 17 Oct)

Suspended None

Unavailable Harrison (loan terms)

Discipline Y2 R0

Form LWW

Leading scorer Bamford 3


Subs from Steffen, Carson, Stones, Fernandinho, Doyle, Harwood-Bellis, Delap, Palmer, Cancelo, Silva, García, Dias

Doubtful Cancelo (foot)

Injured Gündogan (match fitness, 17 Oct), Jesus (knock, 17 Oct), Zinchenko (match fitness, 17 Oct), Agüero (knee, Nov)

Suspended None

Discipline Y4 R0

Form WL

Leading scorers Aké, De Bruyne, Foden, Jesus, Mahrez 1