Enemy of the People
- Oct 17, 2008
Leeds v Albion
Venue: Elland Road
Date: Saturday 11th March 2023
Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
Referee: Paul Tierney
Assistants: Constantine Hatzidakis, Neil Davies
Fourth Official: Anthony Taylor
VAR: Chris Kavanagh
Additional VAR: Adam Nunn
Leeds will evaluate Rodrigo and Luis Sinisterra, who have resumed training after injury lay-offs, though head coach Javi Gracia has indicated the pair won't be risked unless fully fit.
Fellow forward Patrick Bamford will also be monitored after missing the defeat at Chelsea with a leg problem.
Brighton full-back Tariq Lamptey, who was forced off against West Ham with a knee issue, faces a fitness test.
Centre-back Levi Colwill may come back into contention after a muscle injury.
- Leeds have won just one of their past 12 league games against Brighton (D2, L9), failing to score in nine of those fixtures.
- Brighton are unbeaten in all five of their Premier League meetings with Leeds (W3, D2), conceding just one goal in total.
- Victory against Southampton on 25 February in Javi Gracia's first match in charge is Leeds' only win in their last 12 league games (D4, L7).
- The Whites are vying to win consecutive home Premier League home fixtures for just the second time since the start of last season.
- Victory would also see Gracia become the first Leeds manager to win his first two top-flight home matches in charge since Jimmy Armfield in October 1974.
- They have 22 points after 25 league matches, one point fewer than at the same stage of last season.
- Despite having only played 23 Premier League games, Brighton's total of 43 goals is their joint-highest figure in a top-flight season since 1981-82, and only 11 short of the club record set in 1980-81.
- A 12th league win of the campaign would equal their highest tally in a Premier League season, set in 2021-22.
- The Seagulls have failed to score in just one of their 11 away league matches this season and are unbeaten in their last five top-flight fixtures on the road.
- They have registered 136 shots on target in the Premier League this season compared to 75 faced, a difference of 61 - only Manchester City boast a higher positive difference.
- Brighton have won all six league games this season against teams currently in the bottom five.
- Only three of their last 18 Premier League goals have been netted in the first half.
Roberto De Zerbi's Leeds Press Conference
Well worth asking at the Leeds ticket office if they’ve got any for sale in the away endLong shot but... I used to coach one of the Brighton subs for a few years and still in touch with his family. His dad got me four tickets for the match today and I offered three to some teenage fans... then this morning found out I've only got three tickets allocated and I can't let those teens down so I'm going to be meeting them at Elland Road, giving them the tickets and then leaving again UNLESS I can get another ticket for myself from somewhere. If anyone has a ticket and can meet at the ground I'll happily pay cash. joejfdobson@Gmail.com Bit gutted that I won't get to see him play but that's life.