Team news: Raphinha and Phillips make the bench for Spurs clash

Starting XI to face Tottenham Hotspur announced.

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Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa has named an unchanged starting line-up to face Tottenham Hotspur at Elland Road this afternoon.

Illan Meslier makes his 34th Premier League appearance in net, with Gjanni Alioski at right-back and Luke Ayling out on the left, who remains as captain for the clash, as Pascal Struijk partners Diego Llorente once again to complete the Leeds defensive set up.

The Leeds United midfield is made up of Robin Koch and Stuart Dallas today – with the Northern Ireland international announced in the shortlist for Player of the Month for April on Friday morning.

Patrick Bamford starts up front and will be hoping to add to his goal tally for the 2020/21 season, the striker is currently on 14 for the campaign and has Tyler Roberts, Jack Harrison and Mateusz Klich in support.

Our substitutes bench today features Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips, both making their way back from recent injuries, along with Kiko Casilla, Rodrigo, Ian Poveda, Pablo Hernandez, Gaetano Berardi and Under-23 champions Jamie Shackleton and Leif Davis.

In our first season back in the Premier League the team are also on for a Premier League record, scoring 24% of their goals from outside the box.

If Leeds United are able to draw or win today they could become the first side to be unbeaten at home against Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Spurs in a Premier League season since West Ham United in 2015/16.

Today’s game is being streamed live on BT with kick-off scheduled for 12.30pm, for those without access you can follow the live Leeds United blog online.

Leeds United: Illan Meslier, Luke Ayling, Diego Llorente, Pascal Struijk, Gjanni Alioski, Robin Koch, Stuart Dallas, Mateusz Klich, Jack Harrison, Tyler Roberts, Patrick Bamford.

Substitutions: Kiko Casilla, Ian Poveda, Raphinha, Pablo Hernandez, Rodrigo, Kalvin Phillips, Leif Davis, Gaetano Berardi, Jamie Shackleton.

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