Leeds United head coach Uwe Rosler has been quoted by the Yorkshire Post mentioning two formations that he enjoys and prefers to use.
The German will already be working away on different tactical systems ahead of the new season and it will be interesting to see, which formation he feels the club are best suited to.
“I prefer 4-3-3 or 3-5-2,” the Yorkshire Post quotes the German as saying, but which system is best suited to Leeds and what does each formation entail?
Leeds playing 4-3-3
A 4-3-3 formation is arguably the best one for Leeds to go with because it allows Rosler to pack the central midfield area, giving the side a better chance of controlling big games.
He can use a sole striker, flanked by two options who can drift in and provide support but stay wide to form a five man midfield when the side is under pressure.
Leeds have some very hungry, young and dynamic central midfield players like Lewis Cook and Alex Mowatt and if Rosler can add an experienced option next to them, as a replacement for Rudy Austin, it’s difficult to see a weakness in that central midfield area.
One of the only missing pieces of the jigsaw at the moment is a player who can come in and offer that protection to the back four in a balance manner.
Leeds playing 3-5-2
The fact Neil Redfearn used two full-backs in advanced wide roles at Leeds last season means that a 3-5-2 system is possible.
Sam Byram and Charlie Taylor now both have experience of playing wide midfield positions and they are both talented defensive players.
They’re quick enough and fit enough to be able to play a dual role out wide in a disciplined manner, dropping in alongside three centre backs when Leeds are struggling and getting forward frequently when the team is on top.
The advantage of a 3-5-2 is that it allows the boss to play two strikers, which is important because the likes of Chris Wood and Lee Erwin could struggle if they are isolated in the Leeds attack.
Prediction: 4-3-3 is the safe bet and the more balanced system.