Swansea City are the only team in the Championship who are yet to be beaten in all competitions. Leeds United will face them in the league encounter where both of them are locked in at same points with United topping the table on goal difference. The Whites will hope to increase their lead on top of the table when they clash against the Welsh outfit at Elland Road this weekend.
Bielsa’s men suffered a narrow loss against Stoke City in the League Cup, but they showed great spirit to come back from two goals behind. To be fair, in the long run, the Whites wouldn’t mind getting out of the Carabao Cup competition. Swansea are looking like proper promotion contenders under Steve Cooper, and Bielsa is likely to face his biggest test of the season so far.
Team News: Tyler Roberts and Luke Ayling are expected to miss out. Liam Cooper should be available as he was fit enough to play against Stoke as well, but Bielsa didn’t decide to risk him. So we expect him to come back in the lineup for this clash.
Leeds United Predicted Lineup Vs Swansea City
Kiko Casilla is expected to keep his place in goal for the Whites. Ben White has been a terrific signing at the back, and he will continue in the centre back role. Club captain Liam Cooper should return to the lineup and Berardi will drop down to the bench.
Stuart Dallas has looked sharp, and he should keep his place on the right flank. Ayling will find it hard to start over him even if he becomes fit. Barry Douglas played the midweek game, so we expect Ezgjan Alioski to continue at left-back.
Kalvin Phillips is a nailed-on starter in the defensive midfield position. Further up in midfield, Mateusz Klich should start alongside Adam Forshaw who looked sharp coming off the bench against Stoke.
Out wide on the right, United’s chief playmaker Pablo Hernandez will start. Helder Costa has shown what he is capable of, but Bielsa is likely to use him from the bench as an impact substitute. Jack Harrison should be the preferred starter over Jack Clarke on the left flank.
Patrick Bamford has managed to hit good form off late, and he should start over Eddie Nketiah upfront. Nketiah started the Cup game which was a further indication that Bamford was being saved for the all-important top of the table clash against Swansea.
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