Leeds United face Luton Town this weekend in what looks like it should be a routine win for the Whites.
However, the Yorkshire outfit won’t be able to field their strongest team this weekend due to a number of injuries to first-team players.
Marcelo Bielsa has a bit of a job on his hands when selecting his starting XI this weekend, but here’s how we think his side should lineup against the Hatters. Three changes are involved.
The first thing to note is that Leeds are likely to play a three at the back formation in order to counteract Luton’s two strikers.
Kiko Casilla retains his place in net as he awaits news on his potential ban.
However, with Liam Cooper out injured Leeds are short one defender, and Stuart Dallas’ hamstring issue means that Luke Ayling can’t fill in as the third centre-back, so Kalvin Phillips has to drop into the defence.
Interestingly, Barry Douglas gets the nod over Leif Davis in our team, but that will be one huge selection headache for Bielsa.
A few weeks back we touted Mateusz Klich to drop back into a deeper role, and with Phillips slotting in at the back it may be time for the Pole to play a more defensive style.
Tyler Roberts plays in midfield as he’s the only fit first-team midfielder we haven’t already mentioned, while Pablo Hernandez returns to the starting XI after a midweek display for the U23s.
Jack Harrison has to start after his incredible run of goals and assists, contributing to six strikes in as many games. Eddie Nketiah’s injury means that Patrick Bamford is the only viable candidate up front.