Team news: Koch and Llorente start against Spurs

Starting XI announced at Elland Road.

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Leeds United have made two changes to the starting line-up today as we take on Tottenham Hotspur on home soil.

Rodrigo and Mateusz Klich feature on the substitutions bench this afternoon, with both Diego Llorente and Robin Koch making it back into the starting XI after missing out during the midweek visit to Anfield.

Illan Meslier starts in goal for the clash, with captain Luke Ayling joined in the Leeds United defence by Junior Firpo, Pascal Struijk and Llorente.

After following concussion protocols last weekend, Koch is able to link up with Adam Forshaw and Stuart Dallas in the midfield once again, whilst Raphinha and Jack Harrison cover the wings and Dan James takes up the striker position.

Joining Klich and Rodrigo on the substitutes bench today is goalkeeper Kristoffer Klaesson, Jamie Shackleton, Tyler Roberts, Joe Gelhardt, Charlie Cresswell, Crysencio Summerville and Nohan Kenneh.

Kalvin Phillips, Patrick Bamford, Liam Cooper and Leo Hjelde all remain out of the side, as they continue to recover from recent and longer-term injuries.

This afternoon’s match is scheduled to kick-off at 12.30pm and is being streamed live on BT Sport. For those supporters not in attendance at Elland Road or unable to access the stream, you can follow the live Leeds United blog here.

Starting XI: Meslier (GK), Ayling (C), Firpo, Forshaw, Koch, Raphinha, Llorente, Dallas, James, Struijk, Harrison.

Substitutes: Klaesson (GK), Roberts, Rodrigo, Gelhardt, Cresswell, Summerville, Klich, Shackleton, Kenneh.

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