Leeds United may finally be on the up after a 14-year hiatus from the English top-flight.
Marcelo Bielsa seems to be the man who is going to guide the West Yorkshire club into the Premier League after years and years of fans experiencing a manager merry-go-round.
In fact, with the greatest of respect – the Leeds faithful, who have seen a total of 12 managers go in and out of their door in six years, would be forgiven for wondering what exactly the board saw in coaches like Paul Heckingbottom now they’ve got ‘el Loco’ in charge.
We must admit that the ride hasn’t been plain sailing for Leeds, who have just been through a relatively patchy spell of form, but things very rarely go exactly to plan in the Championship.
With that in mind, here are two games that could ruin Leeds’ promotion pushing season…
Blackburn v Leeds 20/10/2019
The loss against Blackburn last week could prove to be one of those games that has fans questioning ‘what if?’
Blackburn Rovers are playing good football at the moment, and currently sit in 9th position, five points behind Leeds; however we don’t think this will last. Which means in the unlikely situation that Bielsa’s men do miss out on an automatic spot, or even the play-offs, questions will be asked of earlier performances, like this one, in the season.
Middlesborough v Leeds United 09/02/2019
Tony Pulis’ Middlesborough look to be one of the other teams who will be accompanying Leeds United at the top of the table come May 2019.
They don’t exactly play the nicest football in the world, and we’re sure Pulis will be the first to admit that, but they certainly look like they know how to get the job done in the Championship. Indeed, there is no doubt in our minds that, should Middlesborough overtake Leeds between now and matchday, and hold a comfortable looking lead in the table, Pulis will be looking to frustrate his opponents on the day.
Needless to say, avoiding a draw/loss is imperative.