Leeds United are riding the crest of a wave near the top of the Sky Bet Championship. They have ridden their reinvigorated by Marcelo Bielsa.

Bielsa’s arrival, and imposed footballing philosophy, has seen the Argentinian transform a tranche of last season’s underachieving, mid-table players into a honed squad.

Players who struggled last season under Thomas Christiansen and Paul Heckingbottom are now pulling up trees under Bielsa. In just one summer and 20 Championship games, Bielsa has turned the Whites from the Peacocks into a phoenix rising from the ashes.

Already out of the Carabao Cup, Leeds United will have to pin their hopes on an FA Cup run,  a run that begins in early January with a 3rd Round tie away at Queens Park Rangers.

As luck would have it, the Whites will get an early practice against QPR with the Londoners due at Elland Road on Saturday. Leeds will go into that game, as mentioned, in 2nd place, and will host a QPR side who will arrive in a mid-table 11th place.

It will be Leeds United’s high-press, high-possession and high shot game against QPR’s more measured approach. Yet, it will be a match-up that reveals some manner of how the two sides will approach January’s tie.

On the subject of that upcoming FA Cup tie, here’s how some Leeds United fans have been responding to the news over on Twitter.

Leeds United fans react after QPR FA Cup draw

Here’s the last time the two met in the FA Cup in 1987 – I was still at school then.

Now here’s what Whites fans think.

As you can probably tell, there’s not many Leeds United fans out there enthused by this tie. Still, it’ll likely pack out Elland road all the same.


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Cynicism turned to optimism but without the woop woops and ringing bells. Leeds United supporter through thick and thin, more thin than anything recently. Write mainly about the Whites but turn my hand to other clubs. Lover of salted crisp sandwiches. Not a hipster.

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