With Leeds needing a win and Brighton in fine form, the two sides’ circumstances couldn’t be any further apart as they meet at Elland Road in the Premier League on Sunday
With Leeds needing a win and Brighton in fine form, the two sides’ circumstances couldn’t be any further apart as they meet at Elland Road in the Premier League on Sunday.
Jesse Marsch’s side were thumped 0-3 at home to Chelsea while Brighton gave a thumping of their own as they put four past Manchester United last time out.
The Yorkshire side need an American dream as time slowly begins to run out, as their hopes of remaining in the Premier League were dashed again – this time by Chelsea.
It was Mason Mount who put Chelsea ahead in the fourth minute, only for Daniel James to given a straight red card shortly after for hard tackle on Matteo Kovacic, and have now broken the record for the most yellow cards received in a single Premier League season – now at 100.
Further goals from Christian Pulisic and Romelu Lukaku sealed the victory, and leaves Leeds in 18th position, level on points with Burnley in 17th and two away from Everton in 16th, though both have a game in hand.
Graham Potter’s team were soaring on the south coast as the Seagulls swooped on the helpless Manchester United side which looked like a fish out of water.
It was the young Ecuadorian midfielder Moises Caicedo who opened the scoring, followed by a ten minute flurry which saw three goals scored by Marc Cucurella, Pascal Gross and Leandro Trossard who sealed a memorable 4-0 victory at the Amex Stadium.
The result marks a fine run of form following five victories in their last seven, solidifying their position in ninth and just now three behind Wolves in eight, though the European places are out of reach.
Tyler Roberts is out for Leeds, along with Patrick Bamford, Adam Forshaw, Stuart Dallas and the suspended duo of Luke Ayling and Daniel James.
As for Brighton, Jeremy Sarmiento is out with a hamstring injury while both Jakub Moder and Enock Mwepu remain out until next season.
Leeds United vs Brighton – kick off at 2pm (UK time) on Sunday 15th May 2022
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