Leeds United are top of the league with £15 million worth of talent ready to step in

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa  during the Sky Bet Championship match between  City and Leeds United at Liberty Stadium on August 21, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

Leeds United's three most expensive signings of 2018 are yet to feature regularly.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa  during the Sky Bet Championship match between  City and Leeds United at Liberty Stadium on August 21, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

Marcelo Bielsa is proving his reputation as one of the world's best managers is deserved with his early impact at Leeds United.

Leeds sit at the top of the league after six games, and what makes that even more remarkable is that they have done so without their three biggest signings of 2018.

 

Patrick Bamford at £7 million, Adam Forshaw at £4.5 million and £4 million Tyler Roberts have cost Leeds a combined £15 million, and are yet to start a game.

In the case of Forshaw, it won't be long, after he suffered an early summer injury. He is on the verge of a return, the Yorkshire Evening Post reported.

10th February 2018, Bramall Lane, Sheffield, England; EFL Championship football, Sheffield United versus Leeds United; Adam Forshaw of Leeds United carries the ball forward

Bamford has played a couple of times from the bench, not really seizing his opportunity so far, with a run of games really needed for the striker to show what he can be capable of.

He faces a spell on the sidelines with injury now, but will return in 2019 ready to help fire up Leeds' promotion charge.

Tyler Roberts is another battling for opportunities behind Kemar Roofe, featuring twice for Wales this past week.

Leeds only really need one of these three players to hit form for them to make a big impact, so if all three of them can start showing what they are capable of, then it is a scary prospect for opposing teams.

Over the course of the season Leeds will hope their big investment in the trio pays off, and to be doing so well without them shows manager Marcelo Bielsa's ability. 

Leeds are doing great, and have plenty more to come.

6th September 2018, Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Wales; UEFA Nations League football, Wales versus Republic of Ireland; Tyler Roberts of Wales gets his shot past Shane Duffy of Republic...

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