By Dave Woods

10th Aug, 2019 | 8:45am

Bielsa sticks for first home game

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. 

That’s the line that manager Marcelo Bielsa loves to sing and he doesn’t hold truck with big names or big-money signings. 

Leeds won their first game of the season against Bristol City 3-1 and with no further injuries or suspensions, we fully expect Bielsa to name the exact same starting line-up against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

That means just a place on the bench for Helder Costa for the second week running – and we’re sure he didn’t sign from Wolves to be an impact player from the bench.

It also means that there will be no start for Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah, who’s at Elland Road on a season-long loan. Patrick Bamford will get to lead the line again after scoring a fine goal against Bristol City.

Gaetano Berardi is available again after suspension and we think he’ll make the bench and we’re hoping to see Nketiah there too.

Luke Ayling, Tyler Roberts


Predicted starting XI v Nottingham Forest