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Leeds United set for drastic formation change ahead of new season

Leeds United are set for a drastic formation change next season as Marco Bielsa looks set to implement new ideas according to the Daily Mail.

Reports are suggesting that the Whites boss is considering utilising a 3-3-1-3 formation ahead of the new season which is the same setup he had when managing Chile and is understood to be the tactical way which he favours.

With a year of playing under Bielsa they are now set for a dramatic change at Elland Road and despite the departure and arrival of players he believes that this is a formation in which they can relish.

However with this style completely different to every other team in England there is no doubt that this is a huge risk and a gamble by Bielsa which could either pay off or fail spectacularly.

With three forwards, Bielsa believes it gives his attacking players more of a licence to roam and create and in turn score more goals.

The manager’s new tactic could be embedded as early as this weekend’s game against Bristol City and the fans will out in full force as they look to see whether this is a masterstroke by Bielsa or one which is full of flaws.

There have been questions surrounding the Argentine’s future but he has stayed at the club and now has the full backing of the Leeds’ hierarchy as he aims to take them back into the Premier League after narrowly missing out last season.

Leeds’ transfer business has been minimal. The squad is essentially the same as the one that finished last season, with Jansson gone and Costa and White the only real additions amongst a few others.

There is no doubt that they should be at the top of the Championship or thereabouts come the end of the season and with Bielsa’s meticulous approach they could find themselves in the top flight in 2020/21 should this new formation reap its rewards.

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