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Adam Forshaw return could complete Bielsa’s dream team

Adam Forshaw return could complete Bielsa’s dream team

Coming off the back of a frustrating 2-2 draw with Middlesbrough, Leeds will face another tough test of their Championship-winning credentials at Millwall next weekend.

Joint top with Middlesbrough, Leeds have been superb so far this season under Marcelo Bielsa’s new brand of attacking, high tempo football. Aside from new boy Barry Douglas, Bielsa hasn’t made many changes to the starting XI and instead has looked to improve the players already within the team, namely Kemar Roofe, Samu Saiz and Kalvin Phillips.

Phillips has been placed at the base of midfield and has so far started all eight games for the Whites but according to Phil Hay, who spoke on the Inside Elland Road podcast via Inside Futbol, Adam Forshaw is close to returning to fitness.

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The Yorkshire Evening Post journalist confirmed that Forshaw might not be fit enough for the match against Millwall but is very close.

Forshaw was outstanding for Leeds during the second-half of last season and was a big loss for the club ahead of this season.

At the moment, Phillips will likely keep his place for the foreseeable future due to his outstanding performances but should he make a mistake, Leeds finally have a player that can step in.

Experienced and great with the ball, Forshaw’s return is only going to push Phillips to raise his game. With both contending for a spot, Bielsa is going to have a selection headache on his hands but in truth, it’s a good one to have.

Leeds fans, would you start Forshaw ahead of Phillips?

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