Former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan claims that Marcelo Bielsa has a real selection headache ahead of Tuesday evening’s game against Hull City according to Football Insider.
Bielsa has confirmed that Kalvin Phillips will return to the starting XI following his absence from the match against Huddersfield Town due to suspension.
The Argentine revealed at his press conference yesterday that key man Phillips “comes back to play” and “there is someone who is going to leave the team but I have not decided who yet.”
Ben White is almost certain to retain his place but will revert back to his favoured central defensive position which means that one of Gaetano Berardi or Luke Ayling, who formed a makeshift partnership, will be likely to miss out.
Stuart Dallas and Ezgjan Alioski played in the full-back positions and Whelan has admitted that he is ‘baffled’ as to who Bielsa will drop from the team.
“It’s a tough one for Bielsa and I don’t know who he will leave out, I’m a bit baffled on that one. Bielsa doesn’t normally drop anyone from the side, unless it’s due to an injury or suspension.”
“The only time we really see it happen is when Liam Cooper has recovered from one of his injuries and Berardi drops out. You can’t leave out Alioski, as he gives you that attacking threat, Dallas has been outstanding this season and Mateusz Klich starts every game.”
“You can’t leave out Helder Costa and Pablo Hernandez is the one who makes things happen. It’s not obvious who to leave out.”
There are some injuries to Leeds United players with Tyler Roberts, Adam Forshaw and Jamie Shackleton all ruled out but Bielsa is left with a real selection dilemma for this evening’s game.