Later today Swansea will host Leeds United at The Liberty Stadium and it will be an interesting affair as Graham Potter goes toe-to-toe with Marcelo Bielsa. Both teams are expected to be up at the top end of the Championship come the end of the season and it will be a game that both sides need to win.
| Ready to go again? Tonight we head to the Liberty Stadium, as we take on Swansea City from 7:45pm pic.twitter.com/h2RxmjUU6d
— Leeds United (@LUFC) 21 August 2018
The Championship season is one that comes at you thick and fast and it will be a seriously big ask for the Whites to take a midweek win away from Swansea. Bielsa, though, is yet to lose a competitive game in his time at Elland Road, winning his three Championship games and beating Bolton Wanderers in the League Cup. If he can continue this run he’ll see his side go to the top of the Championship, overtaking Middlesbrough.
Any sort of win will do for the fans tonight, even if it is an ugly win, but considering they played on Saturday against Rotherham and they’ll also be travelling to East Anglia to take on Norwich on Saturday, it would be easy to see why Leeds may struggle with the fixture congestion starting to build up before we’re even out of August. For most fans, playing more games is better as they get to see their team in action but for the players, fatigue will become an issue.
You can read the Whites’ verdict ahead of tonight here:
Another 3 points today
— Luke townend (@Luketownend2) 21 August 2018
— Dom (@Dom_Fletch89) August 21, 2018
Come on lads, we’re all behind you! MOT
— Jordan King (@swindonWhites) August 21, 2018
Yes ready to go again! Let’s hope to carry on this fantastic start to the season. Good luck @LUFC
— Rosemary Broadbent (@tillyizzy) August 21, 2018
1-2 Leeds win.
— Gym Rat (@FitGymRat) 21 August 2018
Got to beat the promotion rivals early on. 4-1 Leeds
— Bobby_Bielsa (@bobbygamora) 21 August 2018
3 0 tonight. Fancy a clean sheet
— LUFC1983 (@LUFC19832) August 21, 2018
The fans are expecting a win and if Bielsa can deliver it then the travelling Whites won’t mind the 270-mile journey back from Swansea to Leeds.