Burnley v Leeds United team news: Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha start but Robin Koch missing

KALVIN Phillips and Raphinha both return to the Leeds United starting line up for Saturday lunchtime's Premier League clash at Burnley.

By Lee Sobot
Saturday, 15th May 2021, 12:42 pm

Robin Koch and Tyler Roberts both drop out of the side and Koch is not involved whilst Roberts is on the bench.

Raphinha and Phillips returned from thigh and knee injuries respectively as second half substitutes in last weekend's 3-1 victory against Tottenham at Elland Road.

But both now come back into the XI although returning captain Liam Cooper and record signing Rodrigo both have to make do with places on the bench.

Rodrigo has recently returned from a muscular issue with two second-half outings from the bench against Spurs and Brighton, either side of playing 45 minutes for United's under-23s.

Cooper is back available having missed last weekend's 3-1 victory at home to Tottenham due to a slight knock in the gluteus.

Helder Costa is out for the rest of the season with a back injury whilst Adam Forshaw also remains out.

Youngster Joe Gelhardt has been recovering from a minor niggle whilst Pablo Hernandez also misses out.

STARTING: Leeds United winger Raphinha. Photo by Peter Powell - Pool/Getty Images.

Former Whites 'keeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell starts in goal for Burnley and replaces the injured England international Nick Pope as the only change.

The Clarets XI is otherwise unchanged as former Leeds striker Chris Wood and ex-Whites left back Charlie Taylor both start against their former side.

Burnley: Peacock-Farrell, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Brownhill, Westwood, Cork, McNeil, Vydra, Wood. Subs: Norris, Nartey, Dunne, Gudmundsson, Pieters, Richardson, Barnes, Rodriguez.

Leeds United: Meslier, Ayling, Llorente, Struijk, Alioski, Phillips, Klich, Dallas, Harrison, Raphinha, Bamford. Subs: Casilla, Cooper, Davis, Berardi, Jenkins, Shackleton, Roberts, Poveda, Rodrigo.

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