Leeds United confirmed starting XI v Brighton and Hove Albion
Leeds United have confirmed their starting XI and team news for Saturday’s Premier League clash against Brighton and Hove Albion.
The Whites will be keen to leave AMEX Stadium with all three points today, and Marcelo Bielsa has been handed a huge boost, with Raphinha and Rodrigo back in the line-up after missing last weekend’s trip to Tottenham Hotspur, while Junior Firpo starts.
Having them back is a massive boost for Leeds, and those are the only changes made in attack as the midfield and defence remain the same as they were against Spurs, with the club confirming the line-up on their official Twitter account prior to kick-off.
Whites fans are already starting to get worried after seeing their side pick up just two wins in the opening 12 games of the campaign.
Leeds need to bag all three points today against a Brighton side that failed to win any of their last seven games.
While Patrick Bamford, Luke Ayling and Robin Koch still are not back, the current options available to Bielsa should be able to get the job done today after the Argentine named his strongest XI for this clash.
Graham Potter’s side have only lost twice of their last seven games, drawing others, and they will be keen to avoid another stalemate.
Given how both teams play, a tough contest is definitely on the cards, and a narrow win will most likely be the case for the victors.
Failure to win will surely get Leeds more worried as they could find themselves in the relegation zone if Burnley win at Tottenham on Sunday.
A very important game is on the cards for the Elland Road outfit, and they need to respond with a much-needed victory.
In other Leeds United news, a major update on Whites January bid to sign attacker has been provided, with pen-to-paper imminent.