Who Will Replace Kalvin Phillips? | 4-1-4-1 Leeds United Predicted Lineup Vs Millwall

BRISTOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United gives his shirt to a fan after the game during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Leeds United at Ashton Gate on August 04, 2019 in Bristol, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Leeds United’s nightmare are seemingly coming true again as they are falling off the pace in the second phase of the season. Their latest defeat against an average QPR side was heartbreaking as the Whites continue to frustrate in front of goal even with all the possession they have had. Bielsa’s men have now won just once in their last eight games, and they will host Millwall next at Elland Road in a midweek game.

The Lions had got the better of the Whites when they squared off earlier this season. Irrespective of where Millwall are in terms of form, they often turn up for a game against Leeds and this encounter would be nothing different. Marcelo Bielsa will be really keen to stop this slump in form and gain crucial three points.

Team News: Kalvin Phillips is suspended for this encounter after seeing a red card against QPR. Adam Forshaw remains unavailable. Forward Tyler Roberts continues to be a doubt after not being involved against QPR.

Leeds United Predicted Lineup Vs Millwall

Formation (4-1-4-1)

Defence

Leeds United seemingly tend to concede with whatever little shots the opposition manages on goal. Kiko Casilla will look to stop that in between the sticks. Ben White has gone off the boil after an impressive start to his season, but he remains the best bet for the Whites in defence.

Liam Cooper should partner him at the back. Luke Ayling is likely to continue in the right-back role. The left-back spot could go to Ezgjan Alioski after he replaced Dallas at half time in the tie against QPR.

Midfield

There is no standout replacement for Phillips at the moment. Young Jordan Stevens and Jamie Shackleton are possible options. Bielsa might also consider Stuart Dallas, Ben White and Luke Ayling. Mateusz Klich could also drop in deep. We believe that Bielsa might go in with Stevens who has made some substitute appearances off late. It would undoubtedly be a big test for the 19-year-old.

Jack Harrison will be in his usual left-wing role. Mateusz Klich will continue in central midfield. Pablo Hernandez will take up the attacking midfield slot. Helder Costa is yet to live up to his reputation so far, but he is expected to feature on the right-wing.

Attack

Patrick Bamford continues to face significant wrath from the fans for his inability to convert chances. With no other alternative pushing him for a first-team place, the Englishman will once again lead the line.

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