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Last chance for Casilla? The Leeds United XI we expect Marcelo Bielsa to field v Bristol City



There was an improved performance from Leeds United during the week, as they picked up a point against promotion rivals Brentford despite another Kiko Casilla mistake.

Leeds remain with only two wins in 11 Championship fixtures, but their point at Griffin Park kept them in the automatic promotion places, albeit on goal difference.

However, things are getting compact in the Championship now, with only three points separating Leeds in second and Bristol City in seventh, which makes their meeting that little bit more important this weekend.

Lee Johnson brings his side to Leeds looking for revenge after Bielsa oversaw a crushing opening day display to beat the Robins 3-1, but since then, the two sides have manoeuvred themselves into automatic promotion contention.

So, how will Bielsa approach this game after the Brentford draw? Will he make changes?

We take a look…

As confirmed by Bielsa, Casilla is going to retain his place in goal, despite the fact his error against Brentford was his most glaring to date; allowing a Liam Cooper back pass to roll under his foot before scrambling in vain as Said Benrahma put Brentford ahead.

Cooper would bail him out of trouble at the other end with an equaliser, but it wasn’t convincing at all from the goalkeeper, who must now be approaching his last chance after a succession of mistakes.

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Nevertheless, Bielsa is keeping faith with him and he will start against Bristol City, behind a back-four of Luke Ayling, Ben White, Cooper and Stuart Dallas.

Kalvin Phillips protected them excellently, with the 24-year-old obviously retaining his place in the side.

His presence allows Pablo Hernandez and Mateusz Klich to push forward, supporting wingers Jack Harrison and Helder Costa.

Finally, in attack, Patrick Bamford will retain his place, with Jean-Kevin Augustin beginning to push him hard for a start after two substitute appearances at Nottingham Forest and Brentford.

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Article title: Last chance for Casilla? The Leeds United XI we expect Marcelo Bielsa to field v Bristol City

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