Table-toppers Leeds United take their attacking brand of football on the road today, the destination Millwall’s New Den.
The Whites are the only side in the 72 Football League clubs to not have fallen behind in a game and have lit up games, scoring 14 goals and only conceding twice. They also sit on a startling six-game clean sheet streak, although that did creak a little last time out against Birmingham City.
Against Birmingham City, Leeds United won their fourth straight Sky Bet Championship game by two goals or more whilst not conceding, an all-time club record. Goals from the exciting Spaniard Samu Saiz, plus a late effort from Northern Ireland international Stuart Dallas brought the three points that sent the West Yorkshire side to the head of the pack in England’s second-tier competition.
Leeds fans will be obviously looking for another positive result against 19th-placed Millwall, who will be without suspended striker Lee Gregory. The Lions will come into the game on the back of a hard-fought 2-2 draw with fellow Londoners QPR, for whom former Leeds United striker Matt Smith scored a late equaliser.
Leeds United team news vs Millwall
Leeds make one change to the side that won last time out against Harry Redknapp’s Birmingham City. The Whites have brought in youngster Conor Shaughnessey to replace the injured Liam Cooper, who is said suffering from a back problem.
News of this side has, as would be expected, been commented on by Leeds United fans on Twitter – these fans counting down the next hour until the game kicks off.
Leeds United fans comment on team news vs Millwall
The change of captain Cooper for youngster Shaughnessy is obviously the big talking point of the team news release, with fans having their say both ways as to his inclusion.
Shaughnessy is a beast 🙂 pic.twitter.com/jEqFK5SztG
— 🙂 (@Max_LUFC) September 16, 2017
Announce the real defence
— James (@Elite_Alioski) September 16, 2017
Moving away from the inclusion of former Reading youngster Shaughnessy, Leeds fans are commenting about other elements of the team selection.
Very forward based bench, clearly going for the win
— 25+75=15 (@weggy71) September 16, 2017
What does Dallas have to do to earn a start?!
— Josh Birch (@JTEBirch) September 16, 2017
Midfield of wizards
— jason waller (@Jasonwaller71) September 16, 2017
Next best boy band pic.twitter.com/dNzMAaQrZI
— Nathaniel (Cheb) (⊙＿ (@WaffleVandoorne) September 16, 2017
Win today and were going up. Simple as that #lufc
— Neils Diamond (@NeilsDiamond) September 16, 2017
Safe to say Leeds now possess one of the strongest benches we’ve seen in a number of years. Tremendous strength in depth. #LUFC
— Chris Taylor (@LUFCDATA) September 16, 2017
It shows how far we've come and how good we are when we're going into potentially tricky games now confident of winning them #lufc
— Mick Ward (@MWardy21) September 16, 2017
— diddlysquat (@markrikko) September 16, 2017