Team news: Struijk starts against the Hammers

Team news: Struijk starts against the Hammers

Starting XI announced at the London Stadium.

Marcelo Bielsa has made four changes to the Leeds United starting XI following our FA Cup match against West Ham United a week ago.

Pascal Struijk returns from injury and starts against the Hammers, with Stuart Dallas, Adam Forshaw and Raphinha also joining the line-up.

The quartet replace Diego Llorente, Leo Hjelde, Lewis Bate and Sam Greenwood. Bate and Hjelde feature on today’s bench, as Llorente misses out through suspension after picking up a fifth yellow card against Burnley and Greenwood recovers from an injury that he picked up last weekend.

Illan Meslier starts in net for the Premier League fixture, with captain Luke Ayling alongside Robin Koch, Pascal Struijk and Junior Firpo in defence.

Adam Forshaw is joined in the midfield by Stuart Dallas and Mateusz Klich, whilst Jack Harrison, Raphinha and Dan James cover the attacking positions.

Rodrigo also makes his way back from injury this afternoon to feature on our bench along with Kristoffer Klaesson, Stuart McKinstry, Jack Jenkins, Kris Moore, Nohan Kenneh, Archie Gray, Lewis Bate and Leo Hjelde.

Today’s game is scheduled to kick-off at 2pm and is being streamed live on Sky Sports. If you are not in attendance at the London Stadium and unable to watch the game, you can follow the Leeds United blog here.

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

Substitutions: Klaesson (GK), Rodrigo, Bate, Hjelde, McKinstry, Jenkins, Moore, Kenneh, Gray.