Leeds Utd v Blackburn Rovers Match Thread Bielsa names unchanged starting XI
06 Nov 2019 08:48am, by Ellandback1
Leeds Utd v Blackburn Rovers
Saturday 9th November 2019 15.00 | Elland Road
Blackburn are the visitors to Elland Road as the Whites continue to build on their four game unbeaten run which as propelled them within two points of leaders West Brom. Tony Mowbray's side returned to winning ways last weekend against Sheffield Wednesday having lost 3 out of their last 5 games which saw them drop to 16th place in the table. The Riversiders have actually scored as many goals as Leeds (19) but their defence have conceded almost three times as many. Surely this will be Bamfords chance to get back on the scoresheet?
Nketiah will miss out again with the lower abdominal injury which kept him out of the starting line up last weekend against QPR. Jamie Shackleton’s will also miss out with a muscular problem, different to his previous injury. Gjanni Alioski will also miss out but Barry Douglas will be available for selection. Could this mean a change to last weeks winning selection? Pablo Hernandez is fit to start too, will this mean Costa, Roberts or Harrison are relegated to the bench? Davis received rave reviews after his cameo appearance last weekend. How long will it be until the 19 year old left back starts for Leeds?
The same fixture last season was an exciting affair finishing 3-2 with Leeds coming back to take all three points with goals on 91 and 94 minutes from Kemar Roofe. This could be another exciting affair as Tony Mowbray looks to secure back-to-back wins.
Blackburn have no new injury or suspension concerns with midfielder Lewis Holtby playing 67 minutes in last week's victory over Sheffield Wednesday and should be available to play again.
In all competitions, Leeds have won five of their past six games against Blackburn. Blackburn have lost on their past three visits to Elland Road against Leeds in all competitions, after winning three in a row between January 2014 and October 2015. Blackburn manager Tony Mowbray has lost on his past two league visits to Elland Road, losing in December 2012 with Middlesbrough and December 2018 with Blackburn.
Leeds Starting XI:
Casilla, Ayling, White, Cooper, Dallas, Phillips, Klich, Costa, Roberts, Harrison, Bamford
Subs: Meslier, Douglas, Davis, Berardi, Gotts, Clarke,Hernandez