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Leeds’ predicted XI to face Hull in the Championship

Games come thick and fast in the Championship, and that’s no different for Leeds United as they face another tough test just three days after playing Huddersfield Town.

Indeed, the Whites return to Elland Road to face Hull City on Tuesday evening, and after six wins in a row, you’d think that Marcelo Bielsa’s team pretty much picks itself by now.

However, there are changes to be made, and the Yorkshire outfit could line up in a different shape against the Tigers.

We’ve predicted that Leeds will revert back to the 4-1-4-1 formation that was popular with Bielsa earlier in the season due to the threat that Hull pose from the wings.

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Jarrod Bowen and Kamil Grosicki are undoubtedly Hull’s two most important attacking players as they’ve contributed to 26 goals between them this term, and that means that Bielsa could revert back to a system that incorporates full-backs.

Now, the players that make up that backline are interesting. Luke Ayling doesn’t start in his normal right-back position as he’s been excellent at centre-half while playing in a back three and his performance on Saturday may have shown that he’s more than capable of playing there.

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Ben White plays alongside Ayling while Ezgjan Alioski and Stuart Dallas move from midfield to full-back.

Kalvin Phillips returns in the holding midfield role after missing the Huddersfield game through suspension, while in front of him it’s more of the same again.

Mateusz Klich and Jack Harrison continue their streak of starting every game this term, and with Adam Forshaw and Tyler Roberts still out, Pablo Hernandez continues in the midfield.

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Patrick Bamford starts once again, as does Helder Costa.

In other news, it seems as if Marcelo Bielsa has a new strategy when dealing with press conferences, and it’s working a treat.

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