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Graphic: Leeds United’s best XI now the transfer window has closed

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Leeds United signed eight new players during the summer.

Leeds United, guided by popular boss Uwe Rosler, entered the summer looking to change tact somewhat in regards to transfers by focusing more on the domestic market.

During the summer of 2014, controversial owner Massimo Cellino sanctioned a host of deals from abroad, utilising his connections in the Italian market to stock up on relatively unheard-of talent.

It was a gamble, and one which seemingly didn’t pay off as the club experienced a difficult campaign with a number of problems on and off the pitch resulting in three different managers taking over.

This time around, it’s been significantly smoother and a total of eight new players joined the club, with six of those coming from UK-based clubs and just the two abroad.

Their start to the season has mirrored their summer, a smooth ride with notable successes such as an excellent 2-1 victory over Derby County and impressive turnouts at Elland Road.

Rosler has a healthy squad to choose from, and deadline day addition Jordan Botaka is certainly a player to get excited about as Leeds fans picture a flourishing partnership with striker Chris Wood.

The 22-year-old may have no Championship experience, yet he comes with an impressive CV and adds to what is now looking like a very strong best Leeds United XI, as per the graphic below.

Assuming everybody is fit and available, Use Rosler has plenty of options to choose from and picking a strongest XI represents a fairly tough proposition.

The back five have been fairly consistent this season, though it’s in midfield where Leeds have an abundance of flexibility with the likes of Lewis Cook, Luke Murphy and Tom Adeyemi in reserve.

Chris Woods’ three Championship goals to date are an indication of his ability upfront, while Souleymane Doukara and Mirco Antenucci provide fine options off the bench.

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