Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa bemoaned the dropped points after the 1-1 draw against Luton on Tuesday night. 

It was another game when Leeds absolutely dominated and didn’t come away with the three points they deserved.

Worse, it looks like Stuart Dallas will miss the game on Saturday through injury. It will be the first league game he’s missed all season.

That means Bielsa will be forced into a big change, with either Gjanni Alioski or Barry Douglas coming in at left-back.

Blackburn play with one up front and that means Bielsa is likely to stick to a 4-1-4-1 formation, despite the loss of Dallas.

We think Alioski will get the nod ahead of Douglas but it means a weaker defence at Ewood Park.

The good news is that Liam Cooper should be fit to play after going off with a painful-looking kick to the back in the last game.

Fans are calling for other changes. They want to see Pablo Hernandez start but he’s obviously still not 100% fit. If he was he would have come on at half-time in the game against Luton.

We can’t afford to lose him so Bielsa will keep managing him carefully. That means Patrick Bamford will retain his spot as lead striker with Tyler Roberts in behind.

It won’t please a lot of Leeds fans but a win against Blackburn will get the promotion truck back on track.

Blackburn have lost their last two without scoring a goal. Leeds can do this.

This is the starting XI that we think Bielsa will put out against Blackburn:

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