Leeds United had a super tough test in their first game back in the Premier League, but impressed and picked up more fans with a gallant 4-3 defeat to Liverpool.

Bielsa’s men then picked up their first points of the campaign by beating Fulham by the same scoreline and picking up the tag of Premier League entertainers.

Next up is Sheffield United away before Leeds’ credentials get sorely tested again with Man City, favourites for the title, heading to Elland Road on October 3.

And Bielsa already has a selection problem as Jack Harrison won’t be available for the huge match.

Leeds were expected to make his move permanent this summer but ended up taking him on another loan deal from Man City.

Harrison is expected to become a permanent Leeds player next summer but as a loanee, he won’t be available to play against his parent club.

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Harrison played every single game of the Championship campaign last season.

You have to go back to the 18/19 season for the last time he missed a league game and Gjanni Alioksi came in for him then.

Alioski also played on the left in the EFL Cup game this season against Hull.

That’s not ideal for the Man City game though. Leeds will need to be at their absolute best to get anything out of the game.

Helder Costa has only ever played three games on the left-wing for Leeds but he could play there.

That would open up the right-wing spot for either Rodrigo or Ian Poveda. Or Pablo Hernandez could play on the right with Rodrigo in the number 10 role.

This is where Ryan Kent would have been perfect but Leeds failed in their bid to persuade the Rangers left-winger to Elland Road.

It means that Bielsa is going to have to shuffle the pack and that’s a big problem ahead of what’s going to be an incredibly tough game.

It’s a side effect of kicking Harrison’s permanent deal down the road but it also highlights that the left flank remains a position where Leeds don’t have proper cover.

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