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[Image] Predicted 4-1-4-1 Leeds United XI to face Sheffield United – can the Whites stay 2nd on the table

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Predicted Leeds United line-up to face Sheffield United in the Championship

Leeds United will be aiming to continue their winning run when they face Sheffield United away from home at Bramall Lane this Saturday in the Championship. The Peacocks won their previous game against Reading when keeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell made a last-minute penalty save.

They are up against a Sheffield United team who are in good position in the table, just two points behind the Whites. Hence, this is a game of high importance in terms of who challenges league leaders Norwich City.

Team News

Patrick Bamford has returned from injury and is training, however, he won’t be included in the squad yet. Pontus Jansson is still a doubt and might not start on Saturday. Gaetano Berardi is a long-term absentee and Luke Ayling is out as well.

Probable Leeds United XI

Formation: 4-1-4-1

Manager: Marcelo Bielsa

Bailey Peacock-Farrell (GK)

The youngster has had a mixed bag season but his last-minute penalty save could instill confidence for the upcoming games.

Stuart Dallas

Stuart Dallas (RB)

Scored the winner on Tuesday and looked much better in the full-back position. He continues to deputise for Ayling.

Aapo Halme (CB)

With Jansson expected to be out, Halme could be given an opportunity. Bielsa shouldn’t deploy Kalvin Phillips in central defence.

Liam Cooper (CB)

The captain needs to lead his side in a difficult away game. He has been solid in the past few games.

Barry Douglas (LB)

The signing of the season as far as Leeds are concerned. His threat in the final third and diligence are right up there with the best.

Kalvin Phillips

Kalvin Phillips (CDM)

The Englishman is better off playing as a holding midfielder as it helps him control the game better.

Samuel Saiz (LCM)

He sat out the last few games but it is time for the Spaniard to start. Neither of Adam Forshaw or Lewis Baker did well when the opportunity arrived.

Mateusz Klich (RCM)

His energy has been present in every game. Starting alongside Saiz in the midfield would also help in terms of creating chances.

Ezgjan Alioski (LW)

He continues to not perform well but the manager is handing him the opportunities. Hence, it is time the Macedonian starts showing what he is capable of.

Pablo Hernandez

Pablo Hernandez (RW)

The Spaniard’s quality in the wide attacking areas could be a key factor in how the game pans out this weekend.

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Kemar Roofe (ST)

He works so hard on and off the ball to trouble the defenders. The Sheffield United centre-backs must keep an eye on him.

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