Team news: Robin Koch and Mateusz Klich start against Brighton

Team news: Robin Koch and Mateusz Klich start against Brighton

Starting XI announced at the Amex Stadium.

Marcelo Bielsa has made two changes to the Leeds United starting XI that will face Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium this afternoon.

Robin Koch makes his way into the starting line-up replacing England international Kalvin Phillips, who is unable to make the squad today. The German international is joined in the defensive set-up by captain Luke Ayling, Diego Llorente, Pascal Struijk and Gjanni Alioski.

Mateusz Klich also starts alongside Stuart Dallas in the midfield, with Patrick Bamford joined by Jack Harrison and Tyler Roberts in our attacking positions.

If Bamford is able to score today, he will become the first Leeds United player in history to have scored for the club in every calendar month.

21-year-old goalkeeper Illan Meslier is in net this afternoon and he has enjoyed a fantastic first season in the Premier League. The youngster has kept 10 clean sheets and made 131 saves so far during the 2020/21 campaign, the most that any shot-stopper has made this season.

Rodrigo has made it back from a recent injury and is on the substitutes bench with Under-23 youngsters Cody Drameh, Niall Huggins and Jack Jenkins also in today's squad.

This is the last match Liam Cooper will miss due to his dismissal against Manchester City in April, with the captain back available for our next fixture when we will face Tottenham Hotspur at Elland Road.

The match is scheduled to kick-off at 3pm and supporters can watch the live stream on Amazon Prime, if you do not have access you can follow the live Leeds United blog that is available 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, Pablo Hernandez, Rodrigo, Gaetano Berardi, Cody Drameh, Jamie Shackleton, Jack Jenkins, Niall Huggins.