Team news: Kalvin Phillips returns to face West Ham United

Team news: Kalvin Phillips returns to face West Ham United

Starting XI announced.

Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa has made one change to the starting line-up that will face West Ham United in London this evening.

Kalvin Phillips has made his way back from a recent injury and heads straight into the starting XI – replacing Pascal Struijk who was unable to travel for tonight’s game.

Helder Costa keeps his place in the team and is joined in the forward positions by Tyler Roberts, Raphinha and Patrick Bamford with Mateusz Klich supporting in midfield.

The defensive back line is made up of Luke Ayling, Diego Llorente, captain Liam Cooper and Stuart Dallas with Illan Meslier in net.

Gaetano Berardi, Rodrigo and Ian Poveda also make their way back from injury for our match tonight with all three featuring on the Leeds United bench alongside Elia Caprile, Gjanni Alioski, Jack Harrison, Leif Davis, Jack Jenkins and Niall Huggins.

Gaetano Berardi is yet to feature in a matchday squad for the 2020/21 campaign after picking up a serious injury towards the end of the previous campaign, meaning the defender could be set to make his Premier League debut this evening.

Tonight’s fixture against the Hammers is scheduled to kick-off at 8pm and is being streamed live on Sky Sports. However, if you don’t have access you can follow the Leeds United live blog online here.

Leeds United: Illan Meslier, Luke Ayling, Diego Llorente, Liam Cooper, Stuart Dallas, Kalvin Phillips, Mateusz Klich, Helder Costa, Raphinha, Tyler Roberts, Patrick Bamford.

Substitutes: Elia Caprile, Ian Poveda, Gjanni Alioski, Rodrigo, Jack Harrison, Leif Davis, Gaetano Berardi, Jack Jenkins, Niall Huggins.