A difficult occasion for us, but one that we should definitely win. The FA cup is a trophy that we as a club have always had a soft spot for, and it’s a trophy we really want to win. We have the opportunity this season to do the double, with the Europa League and the FA cup, so it’s a definite incentive for our players. Leeds are a team that will try and tough it out, and try to defend well and nick a goal. Hopefully we expect this and get an early goal; if we do, the game will open up and we could win by a heavy margin.
Aaron Lennon will be returning to his former club, so he will want to show what he can do at Elland Road. Clint Dempsey will want to continue his scoring form in the FA cup after netting two in an impressive 3-0 win over Coventry, also after his performance against Manchester United, he will want to stay in the starting eleven so that he can continue his form. I expect a strong team, but in goal I expect Brad Friedel to play instead of Hugo Lloris. Hopefully we can get a big win at Elland Road to progress in the FA cup. The game is live on ESPN, coverage starts at 3:30pm on Sunday. COYS!!
My preferred team to face Leeds United in the FA cup:
Walker – Dawson – Caulker – Assou-Ekotto
Lennon – Carroll – Parker – Sigurdsson