Leeds United face South Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United in just under an hour’s time. It’s a game that pitches 2nd place Leeds vs the place Blades.
Leeds come into the game of off the back of a hard-fought 1-0 win last time out at Elland Road against a struggling Reading side. That victory made it back-to-back wins for the Whites at home, a 2-0 win against 10-man Bristol City the game before.
United will head to Bramall Lane to face a consistent, and hard-to-beat, Sheffield United side under Chris Wilder. The Blades are on a decent run of form with just one loss in their last six games and are unbeaten in their last three encounters.
Leeds United side to face Sheffield United
Today’s line-up shows just the one change as the influential Pontus Jansson comes back into the side after injury, replacing Chelsea loanee Lewis Baker who drops to the bench. It is a bench that bears testament to Marcelo Bielsa’s faith in youth, with four Under-23 players named amongst the subs.
Leeds United line-up – what the fans think
I need to see Alioski’s contract
— Scott Eaglen (@ScottEaglen) December 1, 2018
Soon be Brown in for Alioski I hope
— Matt Hill (@MattyHill83) December 1, 2018
Didn’t travel to Sheffield to watch Alioski have 2 dribbles, 0 take ons and 4 offsides cheers lads.
— Josh (@44JoshC) December 1, 2018
— Connor (@cpeno) December 1, 2018
Away from the Alioski hate, fans do have other views and opinions that they are happy to air:
How can you not start saiz
— Sean Hunter (@Seanrh11) December 1, 2018
Agree with that. Bring Saiz and Clarke on later when space opens up.
— Daniel Pilmoor (@DanielPilmoor1) December 1, 2018
I like all three individually, but Phillips, Forshaw and Klich aren’t creative enough as a three in midfield. I’d have had Saiz in there for Forshaw to give us more of a spark
— Oliver White (@OliWhiteMOT93) December 1, 2018
What’s roberts done so wrong don’t forget the 3 points he gave us against hull seems harsh treatment. Harrison brings nothing to the team and Baker was so poor yet Roberts can’t make the squad
— Paul riches (@Paulriches9) December 1, 2018