Leeds United play host to in-form Brighton on Saturday afternoon at Elland Road in what is Javi Gracia‘s third Premier League game in charge – and LeedsUnited.News have predicted that he will make two changes to his side.
Leeds come into the game after suffering a 1-0 loss to Chelsea last weekend. A narrow game, in which Chelsea certainly were the better side – but Leeds could have easily got something from the game. Positives to take from it.
The Whites currently sit in 17th place in the Premier League table. Goal difference separates Leeds and Everton, with Leeds on -11. A decent tally, that might come in handy at the end of the season. Everton are in 18th place.
Then, a point behind, are Southampton and Bournemouth. Every one of our 13 remaining games will be crucial in Gracia trying to keep Leeds above the red-dotted line. Brighton are flying at the moment, under Roberto De Zerbi.
It does not look good for Leeds in terms of history against the Seagulls, either. Brighton and Leeds have met five times since the Whites returned to the top tier. Brighton have won three, and drawn two. Just two points from 15.
Predicted Leeds side to play in-form Brighton on Saturday; two changes
Here at LeedsUnited.News, we feel that Leeds were slightly overrun in midfield against Chelsea. Bringing in Marc Roca would help that issue and while it might leave us light in attack – a point against Brighton would be a good one.
So, in comes Roca alongside Tyler Adams – pushing Weston McKennie slightly further forward. Not a 10, more of an eight. Willy Gnonto simply has to start, replacing Jack Harrison. Rodrigo and Luis Sinisterra could be available.
But surely, if they are going to be included, it is likely they might only be fit for 30 minutes at best. So, they will start on the bench if selected. Two changes. Roca and Gnonto in, Harrison and £25m man Brenden Aaronson out.