It is only September, but Leeds look like they’re only going in one direction- to the Premier League.
New manager Marcelo Bielsa has injected an energy and intensity to The Peacocks which could result in them storming through the Championship this season.
The only enemy to the Yorkshire club is themselves, and whether they can maintain this style of football, or if they will become fatigued. But if the coach manages his team well, they seem destined to rejoin England’s elite.
With that in mind, here’s a look at TWO players that can ensure success in the Premier League…
The French midfielder’s career has never really taken off at Tottenham. He has never been a favourite of manager Mauricio Pochettino’s, neither has he been shunned completely.
He has featured every season since signing in 2016, playing in 25 games in each season, but hasn’t quite become a regular.
The Argentinian has deployed him as an attacking midfielder, a defensive midfielder and even a right wing-back in the hope of rekindling the form he showed in the Euro 2016 campaign.
While his stay a The Lilywhites hasn’t been a complete disaster, he would fit in well with Leeds. His versatility will be welcomed by a club that may be stretched in their first season. His energy will also suit Bielsa’s style of football, meaning he could be used further up the field.
Newly promoted managers want players with experience in the league, and Sissoko provides this.
Having been associated with Leeds since his early teens, this one would be nice for the fans and Byram. The right-back played 130 Championship games for Leeds before securing a move to Premier League outfit West Ham.
His tenure with The Hammers hasn’t been that glamorous, and he is now on loan at Nottingham Forest. But Leeds may be tempted to re-sign their academy product on their return to the Premier League.
Whilst he may not necessarily be guaranteed a starting place, he will definitely strengthen the squad, and hopefully resurrect a career that has floundered.