Leeds United morning headlines December 7 2021
Leeds given London trip in FA Cup Third Round
The FA Cup third round draw was made last night and Leeds United have been drawn in an away fixture at West Ham United.
The Whites have been given an away fixture in the third round of the cup for each of the four seasons Marcelo Bielsa has been manager, losing each of these.
In an interesting fixture quirk, Leeds will be facing West Ham away in the Premier League in the game after the cup tie.
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Leeds United goalkeepers included in highest valued Under 23s
Leeds are almost unique in the top tiers of European football, in that both their number one and number two goalkeepers are Under 23. This is risky, as many prefer to have an experienced goalkeeper in their ranks. However, the Whites have two highly-rated young stars and this is reflected in their values according to CIES Football Observatory.
According to the site, Meslier is the second most valuable goalkeeper in the world under the age of 23. Only Euro 2020 winner Gianluigia Donnarumma is valued higher than the Frenchman’s €40m.
Meanwhile, Kristoffer Klaesson may be taking some time to adapt to his surroundings in the Under 23s but he is also in the top ten most valuable young goalkeepers at €8m.
Player of the year 2021 candidates analysed
Leeds Live are running a poll for the Leeds player of the year for 2021.
The four players in the race for the award are Raphinha, Diego Llorente, Illan Meslier and Kalvin Phillips.
Click here to read more on each candidate and cast your vote via the interactive form below: