Leeds will be looking to haul themselves back up the Premier League table as they welcome Wolves to Elland Road this weekend.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side continued their disappointing start to the campaign last weekend with a 1-0 defeat to Southampton, leaving them just three points above the relegation zone.

Kalvin Phillips has been ruled out despite returning to training to this week, while Leeds will continue to be without Patrick Bamford, Luke Ayling and Robin Koch as their injury problems show no signs of abating.

Here’s how Bielsa could line Leeds up as he looks to put an end to their inconsistent form.

Illan Meslier
Meslier will have to be at his best to thwart a dangerous Wolves side / Laurence Griffiths/GettyImages

Illan Meslier (GK) – Has been guilty of a few shaky moments this term, but his shot-stopping remain impressive.

Jamie Shackleton (RB) – The 22-year-old has been one of the few positives for Leeds in recent weeks in the absence of Luke Ayling.

Diego Llorente (CB) – The Spain international appears to have shaken off his injury woes this season.

Liam Cooper (CB) – The 30-year-old hasn’t covered himself in glory with his performances this term.

Stuart Dallas (LB) – Junior Firpo is likely to miss out through injury so expect the Northern Ireland international to fill in at left-back once again.

Mateusz Klich

Klich has been singled out by Bielsa for praise this season / Ian MacNicol/GettyImages

Pascal Struijk (DM) – The Dutchman continues to fill in for the injured Kalvin Phillips at the base of the Leeds midfield.

Mateusz Klich (CM) – His all-action qualities will be key if Leeds are to win the midfield battle this weekend.

Tyler Roberts (CM) – Has came in for criticism for his displays this season, but Leeds’ growing injury list has thrown him into an unfamiliar role.


Raphinha’s return will be vital this weekend / Alex Pantling/GettyImages

Raphinha (RW) – Leeds missed the Brazilian’s goal threat against Southampton after he was left out following his exploits in South America on international duty.

Rodrigo (ST) – The 30-year-old is yet to find the net in the league this season as Bielsa continues to lament the loss of talisman Patrick Bamford to injury.

Dan James (LW) – His pace down the left will be vital to unlocking this Wolves defence.

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