Leeds United's predicted line-up for West Ham clash after Marcelo Bielsa's team news update

LEEDS United will return to Premier League action on Monday night at West Ham - but how will the Whites line up?

Sunday, 7th March 2021, 12:43 pm
CAPITAL CALLING: Leeds United will visit the London Stadium, above, on Monday evening for their next Premier League assignment against hosts West Ham United. Photo by John Sibley - Pool/Getty Images.

Whites head coach Marcelo Bielsa held his pre-match press conference on Thursday lunch-time and provided his latest team news.

Bielsa revealed that some players coming back from injury would play for United's under-23s on Friday and record signing Rodrigo then came through 45 minutes in the victory against Wolves under-23s, scoring a brace.

Bielsa was unable to guarantee when the likes of Kalvin Phillips, Jamie Shackleton and Pascal Struijk would be back.

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All set for what will still be only a 36th league outing for the Whites following his 21st birthday on Tuesday. Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images.

With that in mind, this is how we think Leeds will start out in their latest visit to the capital.

West Ham have tended to play one upfront of late so Leeds seem likely to line up as a back four and Ayling looks set to be at right back. Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images.
United's captain who will be at the heart of the Whites defence. Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images.
Has now played consecutive full games after his early injury woes with the Whites and looks set to be in the back line for a third game in a row. Also an option as a holding midfielder. Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images.
On the bench for Saturday's 1-0 loss at home to Aston Villa but replaced the injured Pascal Struijk as Bielsa shuffled his pack and went to left back so might now start there against the Hammers. Photo by JON SUPER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images.
Went into the holding midfield role after Struijk came off injured against Villa and if Struijk does not make it Klich could now start there given that Kalvin Phillips and Jamie Shackleton are also still recovering. Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images.
Play him where you like. And this time it could be centre midfield for the Northern Ireland international if Phillips, Struijk and Shackleton don't make it. Otherwise might be back at left back. Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images.
Even Raphinha could not sparkle against Villa but he's quickly become one of the first names on the team sheet and certain to start out wide, just a case of which side. Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images.
Benched for Saturday's hosting of Villa but his replacement Helder Costa did not particularly excel and Harrison might well find himself back in the side. Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images.
Handed a chance as United's no 10 of late in the absence of Rodrigo but it could be a close call as to who starts in the position against West Ham with Pablo Hernandez the obvious alternative. Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images.
United's no 9 is enjoying a fantastic season and will clearly be leading the line as he looks to add to his tally of 13 goals for the campaign so far. Photo by Mike Egerton - Pool/Getty Images.