Leeds Utd v Brentford Match Thread - Alioski Replaces Douglas

18 Aug 2019 05:50 pm, by Ellandback1


Leeds Utd V Brentford

Wednesday 21st August 19.45pm | Elland Road


A bumper crown is expected for the visit of big spending Brentford to Elland Road on Wednesday but expect all eyes to be on a certain Swede! What kind of reception will Pontus Jansson receive on his return to Elland Road?

So far this season, the Bees lost at home against Birmingham on the opening day of the season, they then beat Boro at the Riverside and most recently drew at Griffin Park against Hull. Cambridge also dumped Brentford out of the League Cup on penalties. Whilst it is far too early for the Championship table to assemble any real credence, you'd expect Leeds to be the happier.





Bielsa's biggest headache at the moment will be how to satisfy circa 20 players, all good enough for first team action! Will the Argentine rotate the starting XI that dominated the ten men of Wigan? Bielsa revealed that captain Liam Cooper and left-backs Barry Douglas and Ezgjan Alioski are doubtful for the match. Stuart Dallas may deputise on the left with Jamie Shackleton coming in at right back. What changes if any would you make?

Leeds have lost only one of their past 13 home league matches against Brentford (W6 D6 L1), a 0-1 reverse in February 2015. Brentford have lost only two of their past 12 league games against Leeds (W5 D5 L2), both 0-1 away defeats in 2016-17 and 2017-18.

This early on, is this a must win game, or would you settle for a draw?


Leeds Line-up
Casilla, Alioski, White, Cooper, Dallas, Phillips, Klich, Harrison, Forshaw, Hernandez, Bamford

Subs: Meslier, Berardi, Shackleton, McCalmont, Bogusz, Costa, Nketiah

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faaip wrote on 23 Aug 2019 05:20 pm

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BGwhite wrote on 23 Aug 2019 09:47 am

1964white wrote: The test for me will be the Stoke, Brentford & Millwall aways

Stoke are bottom
We haven't won at Brentford since the 1950's
Millwall is always a struggle at The Den

Win at least two of them or come away from those games unbeaten & I will believe for certain we are going up as champions :-D
Toooo early to be talking about going up . After last season im not even contemplating it . Too many disappointments over the years have put paid to getting that excited.

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1964white wrote on 23 Aug 2019 05:01 am

Norm wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:59 am
Also puts our previous struggles against Brentford into perspective because they're still a good, highly combative, football team.
It's lovely to come out on top for a change and I'm not overlooking the fact that we had some good luck, but that is football.
The test for me will be the Stoke, Brentford & Millwall aways

Stoke are bottom
We haven't won at Brentford since the 1950's
Millwall is always a struggle at The Den

Win at least two of them or come away from those games unbeaten & I will believe for certain we are going up as champions :-D

1964white wrote on 23 Aug 2019 04:56 am

Norm wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:54 am
Brilliant clip Leon, thanks for that.
I see little bits of why you think so highly of KP and I sense the value of Klich.
Also appreciate the value of our 2 super-subs and what a difference pace makes. :tup:
Pleasure Norm

It's hard to believe Kalvin is only 23yo, he seems to been around for many years. KP is still learning under the guidance of Bielsa & improving fast with age, he's an inspiration to all around him, you can see his colleagues love him as do the ER faithful, his song is sung as much as the Kiko/Hernandez song.

Absolutely guaranteed we wouldn't be top now if we had lost Phillips in the summer!

Norm wrote on 23 Aug 2019 02:59 am

Also puts our previous struggles against Brentford into perspective because they're still a good, highly combative, football team.
It's lovely to come out on top for a change and I'm not overlooking the fact that we had some good luck, but that is football.