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Leeds United will face Southampton in the Premier League on Tuesday night at Elland Road.
The Whites have played their last two away games, both ending in losses. They lost 4-2 to Arsenal and are heading into the game after a 1-0 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
It was Leeds’ third loss in their last four league games, and they will be looking to regroup and come back strong against the Saints.
Heading into the game, Marcelo Bielsa has confirmed that Kalvin Phillips is still out injured due to a calf injury, while Rodgiro is also absent.
Diego Llorente, Real Sociedad’s summer signing, is back and available for selection.
Latest news from the Bielsa team before Southampton: Phillips and Rodrigo are still out. There are no other new problems. Llorente is available again but Poveda / Koch is missing. #lufc
– Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) February 22, 2021
Bielsa could make a tactical change for this game, especially if Llorente returns to the starting lineup.
Pascal Struijk has played in the defensive midfield role, but is more effective as a central defender. Jamie Schalketon was brilliant against Wolves, but Bielsa could use Llorente in that position.
The Argentine has insisted in his press conference that Llorente has a history of playing there, and can also operate as a third center-back depending on the situation, taking into account that Southampton operates with two forwards.
Tyler Roberts, 22, started the last game and could make way for Llorente.
Leeds planned from XI: Meslier, Ayling, Llorente, Struijk, Cooper, Dallas, Klich, Shackleton, Harrison, Raphinha, Bamford.