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Brighton will be delighted with their start to the 2021-22 campaign, boasting a record of four wins, five draws and three defeats from 12 matches, which has seen them collect 17 points to sit ninth in the division.
The Seagulls are without a victory in England’s top flight since the middle of September, though, drawing five and losing two of their seven fixtures since the 2-1 win over Leicester City.
Graham Potter‘s side drew back-to-back games against Liverpool and Newcastle United before suffering a 2-0 defeat at Aston Villa last weekend, with Steven Gerrard picking up a strong result in his first game at the helm.
An improvement on last season’s 16th-place finish would be very encouraging for Brighton this term, but the early indications are that they could potentially challenge for a spot inside the top half.
That said, goals have been an issue for Potter’s team this term, finding the back of the net on just 12 occasions in 12 matches, with only Southampton (11), Tottenham Hotspur (11) and Norwich City (seven) netting fewer.
Brighton will welcome Robert Sanchez back into their starting XI, with the Spanish goalkeeper available after serving a suspension against Villa, while Enock Mwepu has a chance of making the squad this weekend.
The Seagulls remain without the services of Steven Alzate and Danny Welbeck, but they are otherwise in good shape, meaning that Potter has a number of decisions to make.
Solly March and Neal Maupay could both return to the starting XI, while there might be a switch to a back four, with Tariq Lamptey and Marc Cucurella in the full-back positions.
As for Leeds, Robin Koch and Patrick Bamford remain on the sidelines through injury, but Raphinha, Rodrigo and Jamie Shackleton have all been passed fit for the match.
Luke Ayling is not yet ready to return, but Bielsa said during his press conference on Thursday that the defender is in line to feature for the club’s Under-23s on Monday.
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Rodrigo and Raphinha are both expected to return to the starting XI, while James and Jack Harrison should also feature in an attacking side for the visitors.
Brighton & Hove Albion possible starting lineup:
Sanchez; Lamptey, Dunk, Duffy, Cucurella; Bissouma, Moder; Lallana, Trossard, March; Maupay
Leeds United possible starting lineup:
Meslier; Llorente, Phillips, Cooper; Raphinha, Dallas, Struijk, Klich, Harrison; Rodrigo, James