Leeds United's predicted line-up against Chelsea at Elland Road - Marcelo Bielsa to make several changes?

Leeds United host Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday lunchtime - but how could the Whites line-up at Elland Road?

Friday, 12th March 2021, 11:27 am
Leeds United celebrate at Elland Road.

Marcelo Bielsa has decisions to make ahead of the visit of the Blues in the top flight this weekend.

With the Argentine's treatment room woes easing slightly, Leeds now have a number of players back and in contention for his Whites matchday squad in LS11.

Kalvin Phillips returned to his starting line-up at West Ham while Rodrigo and Gaetano Berardi were handed a place on the bench.

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Has established himself as Bielsa's number one.

Pascal Struijk (knock) and Pablo Hernandez (muscle) will miss out this weekend as will long-term absentees Robin Koch (knee) and Adam Forshaw (hip).

Jamie Shackleton, though, is in contention for inclusion after being sidelined since the defeat to Wolves last month.

Chelsea have varied formations under Thomas Tuchel since his arrival, which could see Leeds line-up in either a 4-1-4-1 or a 3-3-1-3 formation depending on how many attackers are chosen.

Here, the YEP select our starting XI that could be deployed in either tactical set-up against this weekend's visitors - and it includes a few changes...

Could play as part of a back three or in his natural position on the right. Certainly adds to the attack when he plays in the latter.
Has a tricky night at West Ham but it's good to see him finally get a run in the side.
Bielsa's skipper and usually starts when fit. Has been in impressive form of late.
Added something from the bench against the Hammers on Monday. Did struggle at Chelsea in the reverse fixture but could be called upon once again.
The key cog in the machine. Kalvin is going to have his hands full with the Chelsea attack.
Unclear whether Bielsa will utilise him in the middle or in defence. He adds energy in midfield but may be required for his work rate further back. Either way, has been brilliant this term.
Returned to the bench at West Ham after injury. Without Klich or Roberts in this team a lot of the creativity would land on the Spain international's shoulders.
Has been Bielsa's preferred choice over Jack Harrison in recent weeks. Needs a performance to keep his place, you'd think.
When he's on it he looks unstoppable. Will need to be in ruthless form to help Leeds against the Blues.
Scored in the reverse fixture against his former club. Had a difficult game at West Ham and will be looking to put it right.