A win against a side like Aston Villa after being 2-0 down away from home should give Leeds United players and their fans confidence that this is finally going to be their year. They have now opened up a six-point gap from the playoff spot and have won six games on the spin even with a lot of injury issues.
Next, they take on Blackburn Rovers at Elland Road, and they should be confident of another win. The away team is coming on the back of a heartbreaking loss against Norwich City who scored the winner in the 86th minute. Another stern test awaits Tony Mowbray’s men at West Yorkshire next.
Barry Douglas was named in the starting eleven in the last game, but the defender pulled off at the last moment due to illness. He is expected to make a recovery for this game. Patrick Bamford has suffered a minor knee injury in training and he could miss out. Gaetano Berardi, Liam Cooper and Stuart Dallas are still some time away from a full recovery. Jamal Blackman returned to Chelsea after he broke his foot.
Leeds United Predicted Lineup Vs Blackburn Rovers
Bailey Peacock Farrell is a nailed on starter in goal. Kalvin Phillips has done a decent job so far filling in the centre back role, and he is expected to keep his place in that position once again. Pontus Jansson has led this relatively makeshift backline well, and he is going to partner up Phillips in the heart of the defence. Luke Ayling would be a welcome addition to the starting lineup, and he should start from the right. We expect Barry Douglas to make a full recovery to start this midweek tie down the left side of the defence.
Adam Forshaw covers a lot of ground, and he has done a decent job in the holding midfield role. Mateusz Klich is expected to start once again in the middle of the park. Pablo Hernandez has been shifted to the central areas, and he is going to partner Klich. The Spaniard is likely to be the focal point of every attack from midfield. Ezgjan Alioski should start down the right as an inverted winger.
Last game was enough evidence that Jack Clarke is ready for a start and he was the one who changed the game when he came on as a substitute at halftime. The 18-year-old should start down the left.
Kemar Roofe scored the winner in stoppage time in the last game, and he is expected to lead the line once again for the Whites.