TT Introducing: Samu Saiz

TT Introducing: Samu Saiz

Leeds United go into this game in search of a crucial three points to keep pace with West Brom and Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United.

Under Marcelo Bielsa, Leeds have become one of the most dangerous sides in the Championship and up until their loss to Birmingham City, they set the pace in the league.

Since then, United have struggled to replicate their early season form. They recently drew to Brentford before the international break, which was their second in a run of four games.

Bielsa’s side has been hit with a large number¬†of injuries over the last few weeks but could apparently have Kemar Roofe, Pablo Hernandez and Gaetano Berardi back in contention.

With Hernandez and Roofe potentially back in the side, the stage is set for Leeds’ midfield maestro, Samu Saiz to have a big game against Blackburn.

The Spaniard has on his day, arguably been the best player in the Championship this season and at times with Roofe and Hernandez, he has formed a trio that can trouble almost any team.

Even without Roofe and Hernandez in recent weeks, Leeds have still managed to score 22 goals this season. Against Blackburn, they face a side that has conceded 15 this season and could well be opened up by Bielsa’s intense attacking threat. If Bielsa doesn’t bring Roofe and Hernandez back, the point still remains that Saiz could cause a lot of trouble for Blackburn’s midfield.

Blackburn boss, Tony Mowbray could rotate his midfield pairing with Ritchie Smallwood and Corry Evans both in contention but despite the two having played reasonably well, they’ll have their work cut out against the tricky Saiz.

The Spaniard’s ability to find pockets of space and to pick a pass are superb, and he could well be too much for Rovers’ midfield.

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