Leeds United are set to face Brighton at Elland Road on Sunday, looking to take the three points on their home turf. The Whites were completely outclassed against Chelsea in the midweek, losing 3-0 to the Blues, a match that cost them dearly as the season comes to a close.
There remain two matches for the Whites in the Premier League as they look to pull themselves out of the relegation zone. They hope to bounce back, even though Jesse Marsch’s side are left to deal with injury concerns ahead of the fixtures.
The Whites remain without the services of Stuart Dallas, Adam Forshaw and Patrick Bamford. To add to their disdain, Jack Harrison was seen limping off as he was replaced early on in the clash against Chelsea which makes him doubtful to start. Raphinha couldn’t finish in the same match but will hopefully be fit for the clash against Brighton.
Furthermore, Daniel James will now be unavailable for the first team selection having picked up a red card against Chelsea, along with Luke Ayling who remains banned.
Jesse Marsch could opt for a 5-4-1 formation again and will have to make the necessary changes to his first XI for this game.
5-4-1 Leeds United Predicted Lineup Vs Brighton
Illan Meslier will start in goal for the upcoming encounter. The French shot-stopper would hope to put up a strong performance.
Diego Llorente will form the centre-half partnership with Liam Cooper at the right centre back and Robin Koch at the left centre back position on either side.
Pascal Struijk and Raphinha are set to start in the wing-back positions. They will look to stretch the opposition’s defence and create chances for the forwards. This will complete the five-men rearguard at the backline.
Kalvin Phillips and Mateusz Klich will anchor the midfield as they look to exploit Brighton’s defence. The duo would be determined to set up some clear-cut goal-scoring chances for the front-men.
Rodrigo and Firpo will take up the wide positions, playing down the left and right-wing, respectively.
Joe Gelhardt might lead the line against Brighton, and the striker will fancy his chances of finding the back of the net.