There is no denying that Leeds United are one of, if not the biggest club in the whole of the Football League system, and one of the biggest within the whole of the English game.
The Yorkshire club, however, has been a ‘sleeping giant’ for over a decade now, and unfortunately for Leeds fans, their club has been way off the glory days under Don Revie in recent years.
This season, however, Leeds look more than capable of returning to the top flight after an impressive start under the guidance of new manager Thomas Christiansen.
Many thought after last seasons triumph under Gary Monk, where the club came so close to finishing in the play-offs, ‘The Whites’ would go on to build on that success this season under the former Swansea man.
However, in a shock twist, Monk left the club for Championship rivals Middlesbrough, meaning that new owner Andrea Radrizzani had to act fast in securing a replacement, and did so in the form of ‘outstanding candidate’ Thomas Christiansen, and it has proved a fantastic acquisition so far, as the club are sitting pretty in second, and are the only EFL club still unbeaten in all competitions.
The former APOEL manager has undoubtedly stamped his authority on the squad, with 16 additions made in the summer, with the likes of Samu Saiz, Felix Wiedwald, and Ezgjan Alioski making incredible starts at Elland Road, and another addition that has well and truly hit the ground running is striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga.
The loanee from Bundesliga side Hamburg scored a brace on his debut in a 5-0 thrashing of Burton Albion on Saturday, and made a real impression with the loyal Leeds fans, who will now be expecting the German to fill the hole left by Chris Wood.
The Kiwi left Leeds during the summer window after finishing last season as the Sky Bet Championship top scorer, but Leeds added strikers Jay-Roy Grot, Pawel Cibicki and Lasogga to the ranks following his departure, and the latter looks likely to be the main man at Leeds this season.
Christiansen’s men face a tough test in midweek, with Harry Redknapp’s Birmingham City traveling to Elland Road on Tuesday night, but if the German number 9 can put in a performance close to what he did on Saturday, it wouldn’t be a surprise for Christiansen’s men to go into Saturdays game away at Millwall with their unbeaten status still in tact.