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Leeds vs Aston Villa predicted lineups, team news and injuries

Leeds midfielder Mateusz Klich is an doubt, while Marcelo Bielsa has ruled both Rodrigo and Kalvin Phillips out of the fixture. Klich was substituted in the second half of Leeds’ midweek win over Southampton after appearing to injure his back.

Head coach Bielsa said he was being cautious with midfielder Phillips after a calf problem, while defender Robin Koch is not expected to return to training until next week. Jack Grealish will sit out for VIlla as he continues to recover from a shin problem.

The skipper missed Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Leicester and while boss Dean Smith hopes he could be available for Tuesday’s game against Sheffield United, there is no exact timeframe for the midfielder’s return.

Right-back Matt Cash is expected to be out for at least another two weeks with a hamstring injury. Defender Kortney Hause (foot) and forward Wesley (knee) remain on the sidelines although both are close to a return.

Leeds vs Aston Villa predicted lineups

Leeds XI: Meslier; Ayling, Llorente, Cooper, Alioski; Struijk; Raphinha, Dallas, Harrison; Roberts; Bamford

Villa XI: Martinez; Elmohamady, Konsa, Mings, Targett; Luiz, McGinn; Traore, Barkley, El Ghazi; Watkins

Leeds provisional squad: Meslier, Ayling, Alioski, Shackleton, Cooper, Raphinha, Struijk, Harrison, Klich, Dallas, Roberts, Bamford, Hernandez, Costa, Huggins, Llorente, Casilla, Cresswell, Jenkins, Gelhardt, Davis.

Villa provisional squad: Martinez, Steer, Heaton, Mings, Engles, Elmohamady, Targett, Taylor, Konsa, McGinn, Luiz, Barkley, Sanson, Trezeguet, El Ghazi, Ramsey, Nakamba, Davis, Traore, Watkins.

Additional reporting by PA.


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