Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds Utd Match Thread Unchanged starring XI, Cooper on the bench
24 Oct 2019 08:12am, by Ellandback1
Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds Utd
Saturday 26th October 2019 12.30 | Hillsborough
Garry Monk pits his wits against Marcelo Bielsa as the White visit their South Yorkshire rivals at Hillsborough on Saturday lunchtime.
Monk of course enjoyed a twelve month tenure in the Elland Road hot seat during the 2016/17 season and were 11 points clear of 7th place towards the end of March. However, keeping up with tradition, Leeds form in the second half of the season dipped and they found themselves in 7th place, overtaken on the penultimate game of the season.
Monk then quit, deciding that Middlesbrough offered a better chance of promotion. Things have not worked out the way the 40yo would have liked and he now finds himself at Sheffield Wednesday after being relieved of his job at both Middlesbrough and Birmingham City.
What kind of reaction will Monk get from the Leeds Utd faithful?
Bielsa has some big decisions to make. Dallas's form has dipped since moving the Northern Ireland International into midfield, but with Shackleton, Hernandez and Forshaw still on the treatment table what will he do?
We all know that he will not tinker with his starting line up, unless absolutely necessary, but the Argentine is suddenly under pressure to mix things up!
Should Dallas be dropped in favour of Tyler Roberts who has impressed in recent games having come off the bench? If so, would you rather see Dallas or Ayling at right back?
Can Leeds play two up front? If not, will Bielsa persevere with Bamford, ahead of Nketiah? Is it time to drop Costa?
Leeds United XI:
Casilla, Ayling, Berardi, White, Alioski, Phillips, Klich, Dallas, Costa, Harrison, Bamford
Subs: Miazek, Davis, Cooper, Gotts, Clarke, Roberts, Nketiah