After two wins in three games and an impressive performance against Manchester City last time around, Leeds United will be confident ahead of their match against Wolves. The Whites host Wolves at Elland Road on Monday night, and they will hope to get all three points to help propel them further up the Premier League table.
The two sides last met in 2018 in the Championship, where Wolves defeated Leeds United 3-0. The hosts have lost their last three clashes with Wolves, all of which came in the Championship.
Leeds under Bielsa are a different beast, however, and will look to beat Nuno Espirito Santo’s side at home.
Leeds United Team News
Leeds United have some injury worries ahead of the clash against Wolves. Captain Liam Cooper is a doubt for the game after he sustained an injury during the international break.
New signing Diego Llorente is also out, which further reduces the options that Bielsa has at the back. Adam Forshaw is a long-term absentee, and he will miss this weekend’s game too. The good news for Leeds fans is the veteran midfielder Pablo Hernandez is fit and should start for them against Wolves.
Let’s take a look at the possible Leeds United lineup for the game against Wolves:
Predicted Leeds United Lineup vs Wolves
Illan Meslier will play in goal for the Whites for the game against Wolves. The Frenchman has been ever so impressive with his shot-stopping and distribution.
The absence of Cooper and Llorente means that young defender Pascal Struijk should start at the back alongside Robin Koch in the Leeds United lineup – the same centre-back pairing that started in the opening game of the season. The dependable and attack-minded full-back duo of Luke Ayling and Stuart Dallas should start at right-back and left-back, respectively.
Kalvin Phillips should play in the base of midfield and he could drop into the centre-back position to mirror Wolves’ three-man defence.
Mateusz Klich should play ahead of Phillips in midfield, and Pablo Hernandez could play a little ahead of Klich in place of Tyler Roberts in the Leeds United lineup. Rodrigo is another option for Bielsa in that role as well.
Jack Harrison, who missed the last game as he was ineligible to play against his parent side, should return to the Leeds left, with Patrick Bamford playing up top and Helder Costa playing on the right.
New signing Raphinha could be an option on the wing or an attacking midfielder, and he should be on the Leeds bench for the very first time.