LEEDS VS BARNSLEY PREVIEW

Leeds are back in the Championship and face Barnsley on Sunday evening at Oakwell.  Leeds with their enigmatic manager Marcelo Biesla is always one of the teams to keep an eye on in the Championship and they will be looking to dispatch of the newly-promoted side.

Leeds endured a surprise defeat to Swansea City before the international break which was the first defeat for the club this season. Barnsley meanwhile are yet to win since their opening game victory against Fulham.

It looks like this could be a long tough season for the club and the three points against Leeds could go along way in boosting their confidence.

Leeds have a couple of players out injured ahead of the game with Luke Ayling and Tyler Robert high profile absentees.

KikoCasilla is expected to man the posts despite making some high profile errors last season. The Spaniard knows how to play the high-risk high reward style that Bielsafavours. In defence, captain Liam Cooper has been awarded a new contract and is likely to start alongside Brighton loanee Ben White in the backline.

Stuart Dallas who has been a revelation under Bielsa.shouldplay at right-back while Barry Douglas should feature at left-back.

Homegrown sensation Kalvan Phillips has proven to be the player that is key to their set up in the holding position and recently signed a new contract. While Mateusz Klich and Adam Forshaw are the preferred central midfield pair this season.

Pablo Hernandez and Jack Harrison should start on the flanks pushing Helder Costa to a place on the bench. Patrick Bamford should lead the line ahead of the exciting Eddie Nketiah who has impressed on loan from Arsenal.

Leeds fans will be hoping that this season is the one where they return back to the EPL after losing out last season.