Confirmed: Leeds United v Derby County lineups at Elland Road

General View of the John Charles stand at Elland Road prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers at Elland Road on December 26, 2018 in Leeds,...

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United and Derby County will face each other in the Championship this evening.

Manager Marcelo Bielsa of Leeds United looks on during the FA Cup Third Round match between Queens Park Rangers and Leeds United at Loftus Road on January 6, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Leeds United will be looking to return to winning ways with victory over Derby County at Elland Road in the Championship this evening.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side have lost their last three competitive matches, including their past two league fixtures.

The West Yorkshire outfit are not in good form at the moment, and it is imperative that they bounce back this evening.

Leeds are at the top of the Championship table at the moment with 51 points from 26 matches, just two points clear of second-placed Norwich City.

 

Meanwhile, Derby are doing well and are very much in the race for the Championship playoffs.

Frank Lampard’s side are currently sixth in the standings with 43 points from 26 games.

Derby will head into the match against Leeds with confidence, and one should not be surprised if they are able to eke out a draw.

This is how Leeds and Derby will line up for the Championship game at Elland Road this evening:

Derby, England - 05 January, 2019

Meanwhile, Leeds central defender Pontus Jansson has explained how head coach Bielsa masterminded their 3-2 comeback win against Aston Villa away from home at Villa Park in the Championship in December.

Jansson told Sky Sports about Bielsa: “He is special. He works on everything that he can and every training session is prepared with things that could happen in the game.

“When we played Aston Villa we knew they were a team who put a lot of crosses in, so the whole training session was defending crosses.”

Leeds United's Pontus Jansson during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Leeds United  at City Ground on January 1, 2019 in Nottingham, England.

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