Leeds United have made six changes for their Premier League clash against Brighton on Saturday afternoon.
Marcelo Bielsa has placed Diego Llorente on the bench with Kiko Casilla keeping his spot in net with Illan Meslier missing.
Confirmed on Twitter prior to kick-off, Pascal Struijk has taken the place of Kalvin Phillips in midfield with the Yorkshire Pirlo suspended.
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Marcelo Bielsa will be desperate for his side to bounce back and banish the memories of that embarrassing defeat against Crawley in the FA Cup last time out.
The Whites welcome back the likes of Tyler Roberts to do that and have a much stronger bench available to them at Elland Road.
Missing Phillips is huge, and with Struijk in midfield, Luke Ayling stays in the middle of defence alongside Liam Cooper.
Ezgjan Alioski stays at left-back, with the Whites naming one of their strongest benches of the season so far in the Premier League.
Leeds have been brilliant against the teams around them this season so far, and currently hold a nine-point gap to the Seagulls.
Graham Potter labelled the Whites direct rivals after the failed pursuit of Ben White, but a home win today would see that gap increase to double figures.
Bielsa’s men also have a game-in-hand and will have the opportunity to extend the space between them and the relegation zone moving forward.
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