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By William Jackson

Jesse Marsch has made four changes to his Leeds United side to take on Chelsea this evening at Elland Road. It’s quite simply a must win game for the Whites is they are to stay in the Premier League and the coach has rolled the dice by ringing the changes.

Liam Cooper is fit enough to be involved after overcoming the knee injury that kept him out of the clash with Arsenal at the weekend. The skipper steps into the defensive line alongside Pascal Struijk.

Youngster Lewis Bate starts in midfield with Kalvin Phillips by his side, while Marsch has opted to bring Rodrigo back into the side after being leaving him on the bench last time out at the Emirates Stadium.

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Luke Ayling drops out of the squad following his red card against Arsenal, he won’t be seen again this season after receiving a three-game suspension. Joe Gelhardt moves to the bench after starting last time around.

Junior Firpo and Mateusz Klich are also amongst those to drop out.

Leeds: Ilian Meslier; Robin Koch, Diego Llorente, Liam Cooper Pascal Struijk, Lewis Bate, Dan James, Kalvin Phillips, Raphinha, Rodrigo, Jack Harrison.

Bench: Kristoffer Klaesson, Junior Firpo, Mateusz Klich, Charlie Cresswell, Leo Hjelde, Jamie Shackleton, Archie Gray, Sam Greenwood, Joe Gelhardt.

Chelsea: Edouard Mendy; Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Romelu Lukaku, Christian Pulisic, Trevoh Chalobah, Masoun Mount, Reece James.

Bench: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Thiago Silva, Timo Werner, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ross Barkley, Hakim Ziyech, Cesar Azpilicueta, Kai Havertz, Malang Sarr

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