Sheffield United v Leeds United: Pontus Jansson returns for Blades clash

Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa has made one change for the trip to Sheffield United on Saturday lunchtime as Pontus Jansson returns to the Whites starting line-up.

Saturday, 1st December 2018, 10:37 am
Updated Saturday, 1st December 2018, 10:40 am
Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson returns to the Whites line up against Sheffield United.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell retains his spot in goal following his penalty heroics in midweek against Reading as Jansson returns for the first time since the 4-1 defeat at West Brom following a foot injury.

The Swede is joined in defence by Kalvin Phillips and skipper Liam Cooper in what expected to be a 3-3-1-3 formation at Bramall Lane.

Barry Douglas and Stuart Dallas take up their usual spots as the wing-backs with Adam Forshaw sitting in front of the back three.

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Mateusz Klich will play as the lone attacking midfielder alongside wingers Pablo Hernandez and Gjanni Alioski with Kemar Roofe the lone front man.

Lewis Baker, who started in the 1-0 win against the Royals, drops to the bench as Tyler Roberts is left out of the squad.

Sheffield United XI: Henderson, Baldock, Stevens, Fleck, O'Connell, Basham, Sharp, Egan, Norwood, McGoldrick, Duffy. Subs: Lundstram, Coutts, Stearman, Johnson, Moore, Cranie, Washington.

Leeds United XI: Peacock-Farrell, Dallas, Douglas, Jansson, Cooper (c), Phillips, Klich, Alioski, Hernandez, Forshaw, Roofe. Subs: Huffer, Halme, Clarke, Shackleton, Baker, Harrison, Saiz.