PLAN: Leeds United head coach Jesse Marsch hopes to come out on top of Brighton this weekend (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

Predicted Leeds United line-up vs Brighton as Jesse Marsch reverses unpopular decision

Leeds United host Brighton and Hove Albion at Elland Road on Sunday afternoon

By Joe Donnohue
Saturday, 14th May 2022, 3:24 pm

Head coach Jesse Marsch would prefer to have a deeper pool of Leeds United players to pick from as he prepares for the club's last two games of the season.

Leeds will be without six first-team players due to injury and suspension, while the availability of striker Patrick Bamford remains unclear.

Marsch hoped to be able to call on the attacker during the run-in and given United's difficulty in finding the net in recent weeks, Bamford's input would be of some use.

Leeds remain in the bottom three ahead of this weekend's fixtures and will need to take maximum points from their remaining matches to give themselves the best chance of survival.

Brazilian winger Raphinha was deployed as a hybrid right wing-back on Wednesday evening as United were beaten 3-0 by Chelsea.

It was an unpopular move employed by Marsch and given the calibre of opponent this weekend and next, it is entirely likely Raphinha will return to his more natural attacking role.

Here is the Leeds United predicted line-up to face Brighton.

Marsch hoped to be able to call on the attacker during the run-in and given United's difficulty in finding the net in recent weeks, Bamford's input would be of some use.

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