Three lessons Leeds boss Christiansen can learn from Sheffield United’s Chris Wilder

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Formation change

It seems as though Christiansen’s preferred formation is 4-2-3-1 so far this season and he doesn’t often move away from it – aside from some matches in recent weeks when he has added Ronaldo Vieira into the middle of the park in more of a 4-3-3 or 4-3-2-1 system to give his side more presence and control there.

However, while it yielded a win against Bristol City the defeat against Sheffield United and the return to 4-2-3-1 for the latest loss against Derby suggest it isn’t really working.

Over at Bramall Lane, Wilder has been using an easily adaptable 3-5-2 formation that can be strong at both ends of the pitch, and with the likes of Pontus Jansson, Liam Cooper, Matthew Pennington and Conor Shaughnessy available at centre-back it is something Christiansen should consider working on and changing to with his Leeds side – perhaps during the next international break.

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