Marcelo Bielsa has made 11 changes this evening for Leeds United’s meeting with Hull City in the League Cup.
Leeds are straight into the second round of this season’s competition and welcome the Tigers to Elland Road.
On the back of Saturday’s 4-3 defeat in Liverpool, Bielsa has changed his entire side and brought in XI fresh faces.
Our graphic below aims to second-guess to complex system:
Starting in goal there’s Kiko Casilla, who captains the side this evening.
Charlie Cresswell debuts at centre-back, where he could well be joined by Leif Davis and Oliver Casey in a three-man defence.
Jamie Shackleton is the only recognised central midfielder, but also the only recognised right-back. We’ve got him down to play a central position.
Barry Douglas could well feature as a wing-back on the left, with Ezgjan Alioski doing the same on the right.
Mateusz Bogusz features in the attacking midfield positions, alongside Tyler Roberts and Ian Poveda.
Rodrigo leads the line for a full debut.
Well, this was a tough formation to try and get right.
I’ve gone with 3-3-1-3, with Douglas and Alioski as wing-backs. However, it could be anything after a sea of changes.
The side, on paper, should have too much for League One opposition tonight. Rodrigo, Douglas, Alioski and Roberts are all established outfield players, so should be the difference.
It’s great to see some of the young lads get a go and, for the sake of Saturday, it’s good to see the key players rested.
Fingers crossed we overcome this test and record our first competitive win of the season.