Leeds Utd v Blackburn Rovers Match Thread - Bielsa names unchanged starting XI

06 Nov 2019 08:48 am, 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

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rab_rant wrote on 11 Nov 2019 06:09 pm

Excitement in the commentary box.

Mick Jones shoulder wrote on 11 Nov 2019 02:55 pm

faaip wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:44 pm
Bamford bringing more to the table than goals would be fine if he scored goals..Harrison 5 assists and 3 goals, headed for 15 assists and 9 goals on the season.
Nostradamus 👍
One hopes your correct.

1964white wrote on 10 Nov 2019 07:59 pm

Irish Ian wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:47 pm
I think that is part of it, Costa isnt up to speed yet. Yesterday I was able to see what was going on without having to rely on what the TV camera was showing me. The things you miss

Many times you could see Costa, Bamford, Klich and Ayling ( or three if them) overloading the right hand side to draw defenders across the pitch to give Jack the room.
But I didnt see the opposite happen... Maybe in time we will see it....

At the minute it means we are a bit one dimensional.

But Pablo is back and hopefully his slide rule accuracy will give us more options, he played well yesterday when he came on,
Three great points Ian

Pablo is twice the player that Harrison & Costa are :tup: no way he should be stuck on the bench

Glad you enjoyed the game mate

leic white 63 wrote on 10 Nov 2019 07:59 pm

faaip wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:14 pm
Must say I thought him slightly offside and he's had a lot of chances to hit around 12 goals already this season, miss the easy ones and you can't really complain about a good goalkeeping save when you do finally hit the target ..I don't really credit anyone from scoring from the penalty spot. It's just step and kick it
slightly onside for me , level at worse.
small margins tho .
maybe you should go and get get your hair cut more frequently faaip , its completely messing with your vision .... lol ;-)

faaip wrote on 10 Nov 2019 06:44 pm

Mick Jones shoulder wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:10 pm
Bamford brings a whole lot more to the table than goals. In fact the style of play basically relies on his hold up play and closing down. Pressing starts with him to be fair. Harrison for all his faults., closing down and defensive qualities are his forte oh and assists when it hits his arse or trips over the bloody ball 😁😁😁 How many has he scored 3?
As everyone says though opinions.
Bamford bringing more to the table than goals would be fine if he scored goals..Harrison 5 assists and 3 goals, headed for 15 assists and 9 goals on the season.