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Morning Leeds-in for 24 October: Christiansen won’t be taking Leicester City lightly

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Thomas Christiansen had his usual press conference today before the midweek League Cup match against Leicester City.

The biggest takeaways from the press conference were that Stuart Dallas is going to miss the match because of bereavement leave and that with Gaetano Berardi missing the match with a ban, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson will be “in the squad.”

Christiansen also said about the match with Leicester that he was not going to be taking Leicester City lightly, saying that:

Leicester had a good win this weekend, a win that can give them confidence back.

You never know when’s a good time (to play another club). When a team are hurt and they’re suffering down the table, that’s probably when it’s most dangerous to face them. You never know when is the right moment.

We faced Burnley when they were seventh in the league, playing well and getting important points and we managed to qualify for the next round. Anything can happen.

He also said that he intended to try and compete in every match, but since he’s usually featured the second choice players in the Cup rounds, don’t expect to see a full-strength Leeds side, at least not in the starting XI.

Anyway, on to the links.

Leeds United Links

Ronaldo Vieira has to be in the first team the rest of the year if he’s fit, right? [Through It All Together]

We had a roundtable to discuss who we thought should be the starting pair of central defenders for Leeds. [Through It All Together]

England and English football Links

Well, everyone knew it was only a matter of time. Ronald Koeman out at Everton. [Royal Blue Mersey]

Arsenal’s Oliver Giroud wins FIFA’s 2017 Pukás award for “most beautiful goal” for his strike against Crystal Palace. [The Short Fuse]

Part one of a look at all of the terrible players that West Ham United have bought under Gold and Sullivan. [Brace The Hammer]

World Football Links

Atlanta United will host the 2018 MLS All-Star game. This is a big deal in the United States. [Dirty South Soccer]

A D.C. United fan pens an ode to RFK Stadium, as the club will move into a fancy new stadium next season. [Black & Red United]

A round up of the past week in LigaMX, featuring Cruz Azul losing to Lobos BUAP. To put that in perspective, that would be like Liverpool losing to Lincoln City. [FMF State of Mind]

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo won the FIFA 2017 “The Best” award. [Managing Madrid]