Leeds aiming to end away day hoodoo at Tottenham Hotspur
Leeds will travel to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday with the opportunity to end an unwanted away day streak.
The Whites return to action after the international break by facing the North London outfit in Antonio Conte’s first home league game in charge.
Spurs are currently ninth in the table on 16 points, five points ahead of Leeds who are 15th.
Marcelo Bielsa last took his team to London in the league in March, when goals from Patrick Bamford and Raphinha helped earn a 2-1 win over Fulham.
However, Leeds have not won consecutive league away games in the English capital since April 2008.
13 years ago, when the club were in League One, Gary McAllister led the Yorkshire outfit to victories over Leyton Orient and Millwall.
They have also lost their last four away Premier League matches against Tottenham, last winning there in February 2001.
Can they break the hoodoo on Sunday afternoon?
The Whites are yet to really find their rhythm this season and their only victories in the league so far have come against two newly-promoted sides, Watford and Norwich City.
They headed into the international break with a sense of optimism, earning an encouraging 1-1 draw with Leicester City to make it three league games unbeaten.
Patrick Bamford continues to be a big miss for Marcelo Bielsa, meaning there will be pressure on Raphinha once again to step up and be the team’s main attacking threat.
Tottenham have looked unconvincing in their two games under Antonio Conte so far – a 3-2 win over Vitesse and a 0-0 draw against Everton – so Leeds may sense an opportunity to take advantage of a team in transition.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites have been handed a boost in their pursuit of one midfield transfer target.