Brighton vs Leeds LIVE: Seagulls searching for huge three points in bid to avoid Premier League drop as Marcelo Bielsa’s side still hold faint hopes of European football next season
- Brighton are hoping for three points in bid to avoid Premier League drop v Leeds
- The Seagulls can create a 10-point gap between 18th-placed Fulham with a win
- Marcelo Bielsa’s men still have a chance of qualifying for European football
- Latest Premier League news, including fixtures and results
- Premier League table – as it stands
Brighton are searching for a massive three points in their bid to avoid the Premier League drop as they host Leeds on Saturday.
Graham Potter’s side sit just above the relegation zone and a victory would pull them ten points clear of 18th-placed Fulham ahead of their match with Chelsea later on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Marcelo Bielsa’s men still have an outside chance of qualifying for European football next season to top off a wonderful return to the topflight.
Follow Sportsmail’s Kieran Lynch for live EPL coverage of Brighton vs Leeds, including scoreline, lineups and build-up.
It’s raining where I am but looks like a cracking setting for this afternoon’s game.
A big omission from the Leeds lineup is Kalvin Phillips who is out with a knock.
The England midfielder was sensational last week during his side’s goalless draw with Manchester United and unlike many this season he was able to keep Bruno Fernandes quiet.
A big omission from the Leeds side with Kalvin Phillips out with a knock. A worry for Gareth Southgate, depending on the severity of the injury.
Hopefully nothing too serious for his, Leeds and Gareth Southgate’s sake. But it looks as though Pascal Struijk will move into the midfield with Robin Koch stepping into defence.
It was a fairly even encounter the last time these sides met at Elland Road in January.
Leeds had some big chances but it was Brighton who took the three points after a brilliantly worked team goal which Neil Maupay tucked away.
That was Brighton’s first win in ten games at the time. They have gone the last four games without a victory presently and will be hoping they can rediscover their league form against Leeds once again.
Leeds who are unbeaten in their last six games make two changes also as Robin Koch and Mateusz Klich step in for Kalvin Phillips and Helder Costa.
Leeds: Meslier, Ayling, Llorente, Koch, Alioski, Struijk, Dallas, Klich, Roberts, Harrison, Bamford
Subs: Poveda-Ocampo, Casilla, Hernandez, Rodrigo, Berardi, Shackleton, Jenkins,
Brighton make two changes to the side that lost 1-0 to Sheffield United last weekend.
Ben White and Dan Burn step into the team with Adam Lallana out with a tight calf while Jakub Moder drops to the bench.
Brighton: Sanchez, Webster, Dunk, White, Veltman, Gross, Bissouma, Burn, Trossard, Maupay, Welbeck
Subs: Connolly, Mac Allister, Moder, Jahanbakhsh, Alzate, Izquierdo, Steele, Propper, Zeqiri
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Brighton currently sit 17th in the standings but a victory could put them ten points ahead of Fulham and the relegation zone, before the Cottagers have a tricky test at Stamford Bridge later today.
For Leeds, they are sitting comfortably in ninth and would love to finish inside the top ten on their return on the Premier League. Though their European hopes seem faint, that’s not completely out of the question either.
Team news coming shortly…
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