Confirmed Leeds starting XI & team news v Southampton
Leeds United have made three changes to their starting XI for the Premier League clash against Southampton this evening.
Marcelo Bielsa has worryingly handed the gloves to Kiko Casilla, as well as starting Rodrigo and Liam Cooper in defence.
Confirmed on their official Twitter account prior to kick-off, the Whites have dropped Illan Meslier and Pascal Struijk to the bench.
📋 Three changes to the #LUFC Starting XI, as Casilla, Cooper and Rodrigo all start against Southampton
— Leeds United (@LUFC) May 18, 2021
The big team news going into this one was on Robin Koch and Mateusz Klich.
Both will miss the final two games of the season, but for different reasons, as we approach the European Championships next month.
Koch is still struggling with an injury that kept him out of the convincing win at Burnley, a game in which Klich found the back of the net.
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The Polish international was selected for his national side ahead of the major tournament, despite his lack of minutes after the New Year.
After a fantastic return to the Premier League this season, three points here would secure a top-half finish despite 16 years away from the big time.
We are already four points ahead of Aston Villa, the only side who can catch us, and they still have Spurs and Chelsea left to play.
It would be a massive achievement for Bielsa and his squad, who have been doubted so many times since the start of the season until now.
Many tipped the Whites for failure because of their free-flowing kamikaze style in their eyes, but we have transformed across the campaign, and already have eyes on success next season, time to give an audition of what’s to come.
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