Marcelo Bielsa takes his Leeds team to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea as they look to get out of the Premier League’s drop zone.
The Yorkshire kit was indebted to an injury-time equalizer from Patrick Bamford at home against Brentford last time out, making it just two wins from their last nine outings in all competitions.
Bielsa will also be sweating over the condition of Bamford and Liam Cooper, with midfielder Kalvin Phillips also out for up to two months.
This is how Leeds could line up in the meantime.
Ayling has recently returned from a long injury layoff / Stu Forster / GettyImages
Illan Meslier (GK) – The Frenchman’s distribution is usually excellent and his shot stopping ability has saved Leeds redness on a few occasions this semester.
Luke Ayling (RB) – His return from injury has been much heralded by Leeds loyalists.
Diego Llorente (CB) – The Spanish national team player is starting to look at home in Leeds’ back line.
Pascal Struijk (CB) – Could be thrown straight back into the team when he returned from injury with Liam Cooper’s involvement in doubt.
Junior Firpo (LB) – Has not covered himself in honor from a defensive perspective after a hectic night against Brighton last month.
Forshaw in action / Stu Forster / GettyImages
Adam Forshaw (CM) – An elegant midfielder, capable of putting his foot on the ball even in the most frenetic environments.
Mateusz Klich (CM) – Calvin Phillip’s return has reduced him to the bench in recent weeks, but he will enjoy the opportunity to show what he can do.
Stuart Dallas (AM) – Pure strength and energy, capable of setting the tone for Leeds in midfield.
Roberts will be in line to start / George Wood / GettyImages
Raphinha (RW) – Leeds go-to man, always able to deliver when his side needs it most.
Tyler Roberts (ST) – The Welshman will need a replacement for Bamford again after the England national team player injured himself when he celebrated his late goal last.
Dan James (LW) – The Welshman has flattered to fool Elland Road, but his Bielsa values his pace and directness.
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