Predicted Leeds line-up to face Derby: Two changes, Bamford debut

Marcelo Bielsa manager of OPlympique de Marseille during the 'Panchina D'oro season 2013-2014' on March 9, 2015 in Florence, Italy.

Leeds face a tough test away to Derby County on Saturday evening.

Coach of Lille Marcelo Bielsa during the pre-season friendly match between Lille OSC (LOSC) and Stade Rennais FC (Rennes) at Stade Pierre Mauroy on July 29, 2017 in Lille, France.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa will have a number of selection headaches when picking his side to face Derby County on Saturday evening.

The Argentine manager remains without Conor Shaughnessy, while Northern Ireland international Stuart Dallas has been sidelined with a quad problem which is likely to keep him out for two weeks.

But that will not come as a huge loss to Bielsa, who only used Dallas as a late substitute during the 3-1 win over Stoke City. Indeed, it is whether Bielsa welcomes a number of his new signings into the Leeds side.


Bailey Peacock-Farrell somewhat surprisingly started over Chelsea loanee Jamal Blackman, while Lewis Baker, Jack Harrison and Patrick Bamford started from the bench. Harrison and Baker came off the bench.

But Bielsa could hand a start to big-money signing Bamford, despite Kemar Roofe's man-of-the-match performance, as Leeds finally look to the 6ft 1in former Chelsea and Middlesbrough man to replace Chris Wood.

Pontus Jansson of Leeds United celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-2 during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Leeds United at Ewood Park on February 1,...

Sweden international Pontus Jansson was also on the bench after only recently returning to training at Thorp Arch, after starring for his country at the World Cup - who reached the last eight before being beaten by England.

Below, here is how we think Leeds will line-up against Derby, making two changes in the form of Jansson replacing Gaetano Berardi and Bamford replacing Roofe.

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