Leeds Utd v Brentford Match Thread Alioski Replaces Douglas

18 Aug 2019 05:50pm, 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