Leeds United suffered another couple of injuries around the Southampton game, with Mateusz Klich hobbling out of the match and Jamie Shackleton missing it with a muscle strain. 

It could be a blessing in disguise as far as Klich is concerned, with a rest due after some uncharacteristically poor performances in recent weeks.

Leeds coped fine without Klich on Tuesday and we think that the return of Diego Llorente is brilliant news for the club. The 27-year-old will get his third start for the club after coming through the Southampton game.

We’re also predicting that Kalvin Phillips will return to the fold on Saturday after injury and the loss of his grandmother.

The absence of Klich and Shackelton could mean Stuart Dallas playing in midfield, with Gjanni Alioski coming back in at left-back.

The other big decision is over Jack Harrison and Helder Costa. Harrison flopped in the first 45 against Southampton. Costa was brilliant in the second.

Despite that, we think Harrison will get the nod, but he needs to up his game after Costa thrilled on Tuesday.

Another bad bad performance and a similar impact from Costa will surely see the two players swap for the West Ham game.

Pascal Struijk – a key defender for Leeds in the past few weeks – will be the man to drop out as Bielsa reverts to a 4-1-4-1, with Aston Villa playing one up top.

This is the starting XI that we think Bielsa will put out on Saturday evening…

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