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Leeds team news: Bielsa names unchanged side for crucial West Brom clash

Leeds team news: Bielsa names unchanged side for crucial West Brom clash

Leeds United will host West Bromwich Albion at Elland Road on Friday night as the two sides look to return to winning ways.

The two sides are currently battling it out for an automatic promotion spot to the Premier League, however, they were both on the wrong end of 1-0 defeats in their last match to Queens Park Rangers and Sheffield United respectively.

Marcelo Bielsa, however, will not change his side for the third match in a row as they look to make a quick return to winning ways, according to a report by The Yorkshire Evening Post.


Kiko Casilla will place in goal with Luke Ayling, Pontus Jansson, Liam Cooper and Gjanni Alioski in front of him.

Kalvin Phillips will sit in front of the backline, whilst Mateusz Klich and Tyler Roberts will continue to play an advanced role, with Jack Harrison and Pablo Hernandez out on the wings and Patrick Bamford up top.

That will mean there is no place for Gaetano Berardi, Barry Douglas and Izzy Brown in the starting line up, however, their returns will be a welcomed boost to the Argentine and the Whites.

The Verdict:

The fact that Bielsa is able to name the same Leeds side for the third match in a row could be potentially encouraging news for the club.

The Whites have had so many issues with injuries this season that it has not been uncommon for the Argentine boss to be forced into making changes.

As mentioned, the returns of Berardi, Douglas and Brown will come as a boost to the side as they will look to play a key role in the final stretch of the Championship season and try and help Leeds finally achieve Premier League football.

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