Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds Utd Match Thread - Unchanged starring XI, Cooper on the bench

24 Oct 2019 08:12 am, 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

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1964white wrote on 29 Oct 2019 07:43 pm

Didn’t expect any of these things to happen last Saturday:

Leeds won more aerial duels than Sheff Wed (18-24)

Sheff Wed created more chances than Leeds (9-8)

Sheff Wed completed more attacking third passes than Leeds (62-58)

First goalless league draw between the two sides in 50 years.

1964white wrote on 29 Oct 2019 07:41 pm

Leeds completed just 58 final third passes against Sheff Wed, the lowest tally in a single competitive match under Marcelo Bielsa. We also made just 16 touches in the opposition box (second-lowest amount under Bielsa).

Desperately in need of Pablo Hernandez's return

1964white wrote on 29 Oct 2019 07:39 pm

Leeds 1st half v Sheff Wed

Successful passes: 161
Final third passes: 33
Pass accuracy: 77%
Crosses: 0/7
Take-ons: 2
Shots on-target: 1
Chances: 3

Leeds 2nd half v Sheff Wed

Successful passes: 117
Final third passes: 25
Pass accuracy: 66%
Crosses: 1/6
Take-ons: 6
Shots on-target: 2
Chances: 5

mothbanquet wrote on 28 Oct 2019 05:17 pm

Muppet the Cat wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:55 pm
Moth - did you know your post was quoted in the Weekend i today.

p.77 in The Fan Matrix feature.

I was reading it on the plane, having picked up a free copy at Gatwick, on our flight today.

:moggy:
I didn't know, thanks for letting me know! Maybe I should predict more draws in future...

Muppet the Cat wrote on 27 Oct 2019 11:06 pm

Muppet the Cat wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:55 pm
Moth - did you know your post was quoted in the Weekend i today.

p.77 in The Fan Matrix feature.

I was reading it on the plane, having picked up a free copy at Gatwick, on our flight today.

:moggy:
Meant to add the image below yesterday
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