Leeds United host Southampton on Tuesday night and we think that Marcelo Bielsa will make a key change to his starting XI.
Southampton play two up top and that will likely see Bielsa switch up from his normal 4-1-4-1 formation.
Kalvin Phillips missed the game against Wolves and we think that he’ll be missing again on Tuesday.
That always presents a problem to Bielsa. Pascal Struijk hasn’t worked in the defensive midfield role and he’ll be needed at the back.
Diego Llorente should return to the starting XI and line up alongside Struijk and Liam Cooper at the back. That will mark just his second start for the club after suffering injury issues since signing in the summer.
He only lasted 10 minutes in his first start against Newcastle.
Mateusz Klich and Jamie Shackleton took turns to drop deeper against Wolves and we think they’ll be tasked with the same role on Tuesday night.
That would mean Stuart Dallas and Luke Ayling playing in their more normal full-back roles and attacker Tyler Roberts dropping back to the bench.
Raphinha, Jack Harrison and Patrick Bamford will lead the attack, despite a poor display from Harrison on Friday.
This is the side that we think Bielsa will put out on Tuesday night, even if the formation on the pitch looks a little different at times…
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