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Pontus Jansson and Stuart Dallas must start under Bielsa against Millwall

Pontus Jansson and Stuart Dallas must start under Bielsa against Millwall

Leeds United will be looking to get back to winning ways after securing a point against their closest title challengers Middlesbrough at Elland Road prior to the international break. 

The Whites have been completely redefined under Marcelo Bielsa this season, with promotion to the Premier League looking extremely likely if they keep their momentum.

However, the Yorkshire club will travel to the Den to face a tough Millwall side in their next Championship encounter. The Lions are always a force to be reckoned with in front of home support, so Leeds United will be up against it later on today.

Nevertheless, Marcelo Bielsa has some decisions to make in terms of team selection, with a couple of players possibly forcing their way into the side.

With that in mind, these TWO Leeds United men must start today…

Pontus Jansson

The Sweden international has had to settle for a place on the substitutes’ bench so far this season as he continues to be pushed out of the side. However, this has been a surprise for many supporters as the central defender was one of the shining lights in what was a disappointing campaign last time around.

Indeed, against a strong and physical Millwall attack Marcelo Bielsa will need to bring Pontus Jansson into the side to replace the versatile Gaetano Berardi, who does lack height.

Stuart Dallas

The versatile midfielder was sensational on international duty for Northern Ireland, scoring once against Israel and causing Bosnia and Herzegovina all kinds of trouble down the left-hand side.

Although, the 27-year-old hasn’t enjoyed many minutes on the field this season as Bielsa has stuck with a very similar side throughout Leeds’ Championship campaign thus far.

But, after witnessing his international performances and the patience of the midfielder, it’s about time he was given the nod to start against Millwall.

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