Leeds United v Hull City - MATCH THREAD - Bielsa makes eleven changes
14 Sep 2020 09:01 am, by Ellandback1
EFL Cup Tie : Leeds Utd v Hull City
Wednesday 14th September 2020 19:45 | Elland Road
With Saturday’s Premier League game firmly on Marcelo Bielsa’s mind, Leeds make eleven changes for the visit of Hull in the Carabao Cup. The Tigers are the visitors to Elland Road for the first time since they were relegated to the third tier of English football and whilst getting one over on one of their Yorkshire rivals would be very tempting, their bid for promotion back to the Championship must surely be top priority. They've invested wisely during the Summer, with two names that catch the eye. Mallik Willks and Lewie Coyle were both considered exciting players for the future, yet like so many, didn't quite make it!
Leeds hand debuts to the young central defensive partnership of Ollie Casey and Charlie Cresswell whilst Leif Davis and Barry Douglas will complete the back four in front of Kiko Casilla in the Leeds net. Shackleton, Bogusz and Roberts will start in central midfield with Alioski and Poveda out wide with new boy, Spanish international, Rodrigo up front. It is a young but exciting line-up for Leeds and will be valuable experience for some of the next academy players to come through the ranks and this summers record breaking transfer.
When the sides last met a comprehensive second half performance from Leeds United saw them run out four nil winners against Hull City on Saturday. An early second half goal from Pablo Hernandez killed Hull off and Leeds were rampant after that playing some lovely flowing football. The first half had been a different story, despite an early goal from Luke Ayling the game was scrappy, Hull battled hard and Leeds took a while to get a grip on the game. Eventually though, they got into their stride and ran out justified and strong winners.
Leeds Starting XI
Casilla, Davis, Casey, Cresswell, Douglas, Bogusz, Poveda, Shackleton, Roberts, Alioski, Rodrigo
Subs: Meslier, Bamford, Struijk, Harrison, Phillips, McCalmont, Gotts