It seems utterly ridiculous that there’s another international break already for a set of friendlies disguised as serious football. However this break has actually come at a great time for Leeds, we’ll have most of our injured players back for the trip to Blackburn. Would anybody actually be surprised if we gave them a proper good seeing to? With only one defeat in the league so far this season, these ratings may be a little high all round, but it feels good to be positive about Leeds.

Bailey Peacock Farrell – 6 – Leeds have only conceded nine goals so far this season so some credit has to go to BPF for that. It helps that his defence have been extremely solid on the whole. BPF has not been without mistakes so far, the Derby game was a bit of a horror show with the free kick that went straight through him. The first goal at Swansea springs to mind as well as both the Birmingham goals. This sounds like I’m just piling on him now, but he has been solid for large periods, especially when it comes to starting play from the back and coming for crosses. A top class keeper in this team though and we wouldn’t concede very often, that’s for sure.

Jamal Blackman – 5 – Only two appearances for him in the cup, none of the goals conceded were his fault but he didn’t really show us that he’s better than BPF either. I do feel for him though, I doubt he imagined he’d be sitting on the bench all season after starting for Sheffield United.

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