It is very unlike Marcelo Bielsa to change a winning team, and with Leeds having 4 wins on the bounce there is no great reason to radically alter the current set-up.
There is always the ever-volatile variable of injuries however and the Reading victory was overshadowed by Tyler Roberts struggling off injured in the first-half. Whether he will play is uncertain, but a precautionary measure may rule him out of Saturday’s game.
Here’s how we think Leeds will line-up:
- Kiko Casilla: Leeds’ No. 1 keeper, for now. Reading were limited to very few chances and so he wasn’t asked much of. Happy days if you’re the man between the sticks.
- Luke Ayling: Bill has been enjoying a good run in the team of late and there is no reason this would be changed.
- Ben White: A standout performer this season, essential to success.
- Liam Cooper: Cooper was given the nod over Berardi for the Reading game and there’s no reason this will change.
- Stuart Dallas: Employed at centre-midfield against Reading and how Leeds shape up will determine how he’s utilised. If Leeds revert to a back 4, then he’ll slot back in here. There is something to be said of Gjanni Alioski’s impact on Tuesday however.
- Kalvin Phillips: A fundamental part to Leeds’ system.
- Mateusz Klich: Didn’t have his best game against Reading though this was a blip given his recent form. Will retain his place.
- Pablo Hernandez: With the injury to Roberts, it’s very possible Pablo will be asked to play a more inside role as Costa comes in on the right.
- Helder Costa: Given Roberts’ injury, it’s likely Costa will come back into the team. He was the change that was made when Roberts came off injured and he made a positive impact. Of course, there was the assist.
- Jack Harrison: Tuesday’s goalscorer and a decent game from the City loanee. He is one of the main problems when it comes to Leeds’ efficiency however.
- Patrick Bamford: Though there is a possibility Eddie will be back in the squad for Saturday’s game, Bamford will retain the starting striker role for Boro. He’s been playing well of late and there’s no need to unsettle that.