Leeds predicted lineup vs Wednesday: Bielsa names unchanged side

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

Leeds United will be hoping to get back to winning ways in their latest Championship clash.

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

While many Championship sides have been negotiating Carabao Cup fixtures this week, Leeds have been able to spend slightly longer preparing for their first game after the weekend having been knocked out in the previous round.

The Whites are in an unusual position heading into their clash with Sheffield Wednesday as they go into a game off the back of a league defeat for the first time this season after Birmingham ended their unbeaten start on Saturday.

 

Marcelo Bielsa's men were not at the races for much of the contest at Elland Road, but the Leeds head coach will surely not be making any rash decisions given the faith that he has shown in his squad throughout the campaign thus far.

With several players repaying that faith, it seems unlikely that Bielsa will not give them the chance to put things right at Hillsborough on Friday night.

Leeds United's Bailey Peacock-Farrell celebrates his side's first goal, scored by Kemar Roofe (not in picture) during the Sky Bet Championship match between  City and Leeds United at...

It looks most likely that Bielsa will name an unchanged team, but there are perhaps one or two players who may be hoping for a rare start while there may also be a couple of regulars within Bielsa's ranks who are feeling slightly nervous about their positions.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell will be hugely disappointed with both goals that he conceded at the weekend, and there appears to be some fans who want to see Jamal Blackman handed a chance.

Leeds United's Ezgjan Alioski during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Birmingham City at Elland Road on September 22, 2018 in Leeds, England.

Meanwhile, Gjanni Alioski has struggled lately. His goal against Birmingham - which was superbly-taken - may be enough to keep him in the team, but he could perhaps have competition from players such as Jack Clarke and Stuart Dallas.

Dallas or Adam Forshaw are perhaps the players who appear to be most likely to break into the team if Bielsa does decide to make some changes. But on this occasion, it should probably surprise no-one if the Leeds boss gives the same players the chance to make up for Saturday's defeat.

With that in mind, here is a look at the predicted lineup in full...

Leeds predicted lineup vs Sheffield Wednesday

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