Leeds United travel to Bramall Lane later on today, looking for consecutive wins in the Premier League. 

The one big question in the line-up is who is set to take Pablo Hernandez’ place in the side, with the playmaker missing for Leeds again through injury.

Rodrigo got the nod last week but was hauled off at half-time and replaced by Tyler Roberts, who put in a slightly better display against Fulham.

In his press conference on Friday, Marcelo Bielsa said it would be between those two players saying, “The only possible alternative will be [Tyler] Roberts instead of Rodrigo.”

In the latest training footage from Thorp Arch, there’s a big hint that it’s Roberts that’s going to get the nod.

In a training match, first-team players like Kalvin Phillips were wearing blue bibs.

Rodrigo was spotted in an orange bib and we think that means that he’ll start from the bench today.

Rodrigo didn’t look comfortable in the number 10 role and Bielsa could choose to take him out of the firing line as he adapts to the pace of the Premier League.

The other question is whether Bielsa will go to a back three and include Diego Llorente from the off.

The new signing declared himself ready to play and given the way Sheffield United play, it’s possible that Bielsa will go to a 3-3-1-3 instead of his normal 4-1-4-1.

That could see Llorente come straight in but we think it’s unlikely. He has only had a couple of training sessions with Bielsa and we think he’ll be on the bench at Bramall Lane.

We’re expecting the rest of the line-up to remain the same from the side that held on to beat Fulham 4-3 in a thrilling game at Elland Road last week.

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