Leeds fans feeling confident about brutal opening fixtures

Leeds fans are feeling pretty confident after the Championship fixtures were released, despite an absolutely brutal opening to the season.

Last season was a long and miserable year for Leeds fans, but the arrival of Marcelo Bielsa has renewed hope around Elland Road.

Despite a torrid end to the season under Paul Heckingbottom though, last season actually started pretty well, and if Bielsa’s side can get off to a good start with these fixtures then a promotion push really should be on the cards.

The season will open with a fixture that seems destined to be moved for broadcast, with Championship newcomers Stoke visiting Elland Road.

Leeds then travel to Derby County before hosting Rotherham at home.

It doesn’t get any easier from there though, as Bielsa’s men will travel to Swansea and Norwich all before the end of August.

A couple of wins in those away fixtures would be huge, and fans are feeling pretty confident they can get off to a great start.

You can find the full fixture list here, along with some of the best Twitter reactions down below…