Brighton v Leeds United team news: Kalvin Phillips out as Robin Koch and Mateusz Klich both start

LEEDS United's England international midfielder Kalvin Phillips misses Saturday's Premier League clash at Brighton for which Robin Koch and Mateusz Klich both start.

Saturday, 1st May 2021, 2:18 pm

The YEP understands that Phillips is missing due to a minor niggle and Polish international midfielder Klich takes his place.

German international Koch also comes into the side at the expense of Helder Costa who is also out following the injury he suffered in last weekend's goalless draw at home to Manchester United.

Record signing Rodrigo is also back on the bench after recovering from a muscular injury whilst there is also a place amongst the substitutes for Cody Drameh.

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MISSING: Kalvin Phillips. Photo by Lee Smith - Pool/Getty Images.

Costa limped off in the 72nd minute of last weekend's goalless draw at home to Manchester United after being wrestled to the ground by Aaron Wan-Bissaka and seemingly falling awkwardly on his back.

Rodrigo, meanwhile, has not featured since the 2-1 win over Sheffield United on April 3, after which the Spanish international suffered a muscular injury.

Raphinha and Adam Forshaw remain out injured whilst captain Liam Cooper serves the final game of his three-match ban served for his straight red card in last month's 2-1 victory at Manchester City.

Brighton boss Graham Potter has made two changes to his side for whom former Leeds loanee Ben White is back from suspension.

Dan Burn also starts but Adam Lallana drops out altogether due to a tight calf whilst Jakub Moder drops to the bench.

Brighton: Sanchez, Webster, Dunk, Burn, Gross, White, Bissouma, Veltman, Trossard, Maupay, Welbeck. Subs: Steele, Connolly, Mac Allister, Moder, Jahanbakhsh, Alzate, Izquierdo, Propper, Zeqiri.

Leeds United: Meslier, Alioski, Struijk, Llorente, Ayling, Koch, Dallas, Klich, Roberts, Harrison, Bamford. Subs: Casilla, Berardi, Drameh, Jenkins, Shackleton, Huggins, Rodrigo, Hernandez, Poveda.

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Thank you Laura Collins