Is this the formation Rosler should use to solve Leeds' home form?

Uwe Rosler

Leeds United still haven't won at home this season.

Leeds United's 2-0 home defeat to Birmingham City means that manager Uwe Rosler is still searching for his first win at Elland Road this season.

The German has two wins to his name this season, but both came away from home, with victories over Derby County and Milton Keynes Dons.

Rosler admitted to LUTV following Saturday's 2-0 defeat to Birmingham that he may have to try new line-ups and formations to change Leeds' fortunes at home.

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Rosler has so far been committed to the 4-3-3 system at Elland Road, but a change of formation may be needed to get Leeds on the front foot in home games.

Rosler has also toyed with a 4-4-2 system at times this season, and it may need bringing back for Leeds to get the best out of their squad right now.

Despite some errors, Marco Silvestri is likely to keep his place in goal for the foreseeable future, whilst the back four of Charlie Taylor, Liam Cooper, Sol Bamba and Gaetano Berardi is currently the strongest available to Rosler.

Then, three central midfielders become two. It may be harsh on Alex Mowatt and Luke Murphy as they miss out in this scenario, with the athleticism of Tom Adeyemi and tenacity of Lewis Cook making a strong combination in the middle.

Out wide, Leeds have two players who can run and attack defenders in Stuart Dallas and Will Buckley, whilst new signing Jordan Botaka offers pure pace off the bench if needed. Playing two strikers would be ideal for Leeds too, with Chris Wood providing the height and strength to lead the line, and Mirco Antenucci has craft and guile to not only the pick the ball up in between the lines, but he can also feed off a big man and score goals himself.

Given the players available at Rosler's disposal, a 4-4-2 seems like the ideal system - and with time over the international break to work on new tactics, it's a system Rosler should certainly be considering ahead of their next game against Brighton and Hove Albion at Elland Road.

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