Leeds predicted lineup vs Chelsea – Premier League

Marcelo Bielsa will take his Leeds side to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea as they look to pull themselves clear of the Premier League drop zone.

The Yorkshire outfit were indebted to a injury-time leveller from Patrick Bamford at home to Brentford last time out, which made it just two wins from their last nine outings in all competitions.

Bielsa will also be sweating over the fitness of Bamford and Liam Cooper, with midfielder Kalvin Phillips also set to be sidelined for up to two months.

Here’s how Leeds could line up in the meantime.

Luke AylingLuke Ayling

Ayling has recently returned from a lengthy injury lay off / Stu Forster/GettyImages

Illan Meslier (GK) – The Frenchman’s distribution is usually excellent and his shot-stopping ability has spared Leeds’ blushes on a few ocassions this term.

Luke Ayling (RB) – His return from injury has been much heralded by the Leeds faithful.

Diego Llorente (CB) – The Spain international is beginning to look at home in the Leeds backline.

Pascal Struijk (CB) – Could be thrown straight back into the team on his return from injury with Liam Cooper’s involvement in doubt.

Junior Firpo (LB) – Hasn’t covered himself in glory from a defensive perspective after a torrid evening against Brighton last month.

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Forshaw in action / Stu Forster/GettyImages

Adam Forshaw (CM) – A classy operator in midfield, capable of putting his foot on the ball even in the most frantic environments.

Mateusz Klich (CM) – Kalvin Phillips’ return has reduced him to the bench in recent weeks, but he will relish the opportunity to show what he’s capable of.

Stuart Dallas (AM) – Pure strength and energy, capable of setting the tone for Leeds in midfield.

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Roberts will be in line to start / George Wood/GettyImages

Raphinha (RW) – Leeds’ go-to man, always capable of delivering when his side need it most.

Tyler Roberts (ST) – The Welshman will have to deputise for Bamford again after the England international hurt himself while celebrating his late goal last time out.

Dan James (LW) – The Welshman has flattered to deceive at Elland Road, but his Bielsa values his pace and directness.

You can read a predicted lineup for Chelsea here.
You can read 90min’s full preview of Chelsea vs Leeds
here.