Leeds United under Marcelo Bielsa are fast becoming a side that the opposition tend to hold in equal measures of fear and awe.

The style of play at Elland Road has been overhauled since the Argentinian has arrived in West Yorkshire and taken over the reins at the White Rose club. His philosophy and football ethos has been firmly stamped at all levels and there is much to love for Whites fans.

As well as an effective style of lay, accounting for the difficulty that sides are having coping with Leeds, Bielsa’s revolución has seen his side sitting pretty in 3rd in the Sky Bet Championship table. It is a position that has put many a smile on the face of many a Leeds United fans.

It is also a position that has been achieved with a pared down squad, cut to the leanest of minimums at the behest of Bielsa. It is also a position that the Whites have clung to despite four first-teamers out with injury. Almost like a spreading rash, Leeds were robbed of the services of Kemar Roofe, Gaetano Berardi, Patrick Bamford and Pablo Hernandez.

Whilst losing a little pizzaz, the Whites have maintained contact with the top of the table, with fans hoping that the international break would see some climb off the treatment table and onto the pitch. That hope was seen today with the return to action of Kemar Roofe and Gaetano Berardi.

Not only was a return to action, and a run out for the duo, but it was also a goal-scoring return for the duo:

Leeds United fans will no doubt welcome both Roofe and Berardi back into the side, with perhaps the former being missed with the Whites misfiring somewhat in front of goal.

Next Saturday sees Leeds travel across the Pennines, and in to Lancashire, to face Blackburn Rovers. It will be a game they will be hoping to come back from with three points to their name. It will also look likely to be a game where Gaetano Berardi and Kemar Roofe will get a run-out after their injuries.

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