please log in to view this image Leeds Utd V Aston Villa Saturday 27th February [email protected]:30 | Elland Road Marcelo Bielsa faces a midfield crisis as Leeds welcome Aston Villa for an early Saturday evening kick off at Elland Road. Jamie Shackleton missed Leeds midweek win against Southampton with an abdominal injury whilst Mateusz Klich was obviously in discomfort when being substituted half way through the second half of the Saints game with a hip injury sustained some weeks ago. The gaffer is already without the services of Ian Poveda, Rodrigo, Kalvin Phillips and Adam Forshaw in the middle of the park. They may have to rely on Hernandez and Dallas as a make shift midfield pairing with Harrison and Raphinho on their respective wings. Leeds are boosted by the return of Diego Llorente. The Spanish International played the full 90 minutes of the Saints game. Llorente has experience with his previous club, both as centre back and defensive midfield. This will please Bielsa, who has been unable to fill Kalvin Phillips shoes during his absence. Aston Villa are two places and one point (8th v 10th) ahead of the Whites in the Premiership table with the midland club also having a + 11 handicap over Leeds even though Bielsa's side has scored 6 more goals than Villa. Leeds will be hoping they can repeat the reverse fixture having destroyed Dean Smiths team back in late October courtesy of a Bamford hat trick. The visitors will be without their talisman Grealish who has a shin injury.