Predicted Leeds XI v Sheffield Utd after major update

Leeds United have almost got a full squad to pick from for what would be the first time since Marcelo Bielsa arrived.

That seems incredible but it’s true but we say ‘almost’ as there are a few players still on the other side of match fitness.

Adam Forshaw is back in training but won’t take part in the game on Saturday. In his pre-match press conference, Bielsa also said that Rodrigo and Pablo Hernandez were healthy but perhaps short of match fitness.

That will likely see them miss the game, too.

Marcelo Bielsa was a little bit more cryptic about Tyler Roberts after the youngster was sent home from the Wales international camp for a breach of protocol.

There was speculation that he might face further punishment internally but that doesn’t seem to be the case with the manager saying Roberts has “already received his sanction from the national team”.

He should start in the number 10 position.

Patrick Bamford is fit, which is great news after he admitted he was struggling after the Fulham win.

Liam Cooper is also fit and we think the captain will come straight back in – he’s one of the players who always starts when he’s 100% and you can’t discount his influence on the pitch and in the dressing room.

That will likely leave Pascal Struijk spewing. He’s played brilliantly and will be hoping to keep his place in the side.

However, we think he’ll be Bielsa’s fall guy and while that might seem unfair, Struijk has already started way more games than he thought he would have this season.

Diego Llorente is a mature, international centre-back and is ahead of him in the pecking order.

We haven’t even mentioned Robin Koch yet and he’ll likely have to wait his turn on the bench, but will be desperate to get back on the pitch ahead of the Euros this summer.

This is the side that we’re very confident will be the one that Bielsa puts out on Saturday…

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