Leeds United sit atop the Championship table after seven games, impressing with the continuance of their relentless pressing style and their astute transfer window activity, bringing in players who have improved an already well oiled squad, which now gives them game changing options from the bench.

Tomorrow see’s the Whites welcome Derby County to Elland Road, for the first time since Derby’s play-off victory at the end of last season, confirming Leeds United’s stay in the second tier, for one more season at least.

Leeds United Manager Marcelo Bielsa during the EFL Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Leeds United at the KCOM Stadium, Kingston upon Hull, England on 2 October 2018.

Last season was one that saw the two clubs renew old rivalries, from the well documented ‘Spygate’ saga to the Leeds fans mocking former manager Frank Lampard over their dominance of The Rams over the course of the campaign, so Derby will be hoping to exert further revenge on Leeds, even after their play off victory.

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With Adam Forshaw confirmed to be missing for the second game in a row and Luke Ayling and Tyler Roberts still working themselves towards full fitness, not to mention Eddie Nketiah and Helder Costa knocking on the door for a first league start, we could well see changes in the starting eleven tomorrow.

Here is how I believe the Whites will line up.

LEEDS UNITED STARTING XI

GK) Casilla

RB) Dallas

LB) Alioski

CB) Cooper

CB) White

DMC) Phillips

MC) Klich

MC) Shackleton

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LW) Costa

RW) Hernandez

ST) Bamford

SUBS

Meslier

Gotts

Berardi

Roberts

Harrison

Nketiah

Douglas

MY PREDICTION

I predict that Leeds United will continue their good start to the season, but their home form has been found wanting so far, so I will go for a 2-1 victory for the Whites.

 

 


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