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The Leeds XI Bielsa must field to earn massive win over Sheffield United

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Marcelo Bielsa has overseen an upturn in results for Leeds United in recent weeks, with the Whites entering this weekend’s clash with Sheffield United in good form.  

Leeds have won five from six recently, which has helped Bielsa’s men keep a big foothold in the Championship’s promotion race.

However, this weekend is going to be a massive test for Leeds, with the Whites going up against a Sheffield United side that are going to cause them problems.

The reverse fixture saw Leeds run-out 1-0 winners at Bramall Lane, but it was a Dean Henderson mistake that gifted them the win, as Pablo Hernandez capitalised on the error.

Over the last five fixtures Bielsa has named an unchanged XI, and whilst things might not change this weekend, there could be a few tweaks.

Here is the line-up we are expecting to see from Leeds…

GK: Kiko Casilla

Casilla has now established himself as No.1 at Elland Road and will be looking to build on three consecutive clean sheets.

CB: Pontus Jansson

Jansson will need to be at his commanding best at Elland Road this weekend if Leeds are to succeed.

CB: Kalvin Phillips

Phillips may be forced to drop back into the defence to match Chris Wilder’s two-man attack.

CB: Liam Cooper

Cooper, alongside Jansson, has been exceptional this season and it should continue.

RWB: Luke Ayling

With Phillips dropping into the defence, Ayling has a chance to push further up the field.

CM: Mateusz Klich

Klich will run the midfield for Leeds and look to build on a goalscoring performance against Reading on Tuesday.

LWB: Ezgjan Alioski

Alioski has been doing well down the left and will be given even more licence with Phillips in defence.

CAM: Tyler Roberts

In this 3-3-1-3 Roberts will be given plenty of space to roam and link Leeds’ midfield and attack.

FWD: Pablo Hernandez

Hernandez will line up on the right of Leeds’ attack.

FWD: Patrick Bamford

Bamford will be Bielsa’s focal point again in the absence of Kemar Roofe.

After missing a couple of chances against Reading, he will be looking for a few important goals.

FWD: Jack Harrison

On the left will be Harrison, who is improving week-by-week.

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