Leeds United look to continue their both their winning and clean sheet streaks this afternoon as the club hosts Burton Albion at Elland Road. Burton sits 21st in the Championship table with four points after five matches, winning only one match so far this season, a home match against fellow strugglers, and next Leeds opponent, Birmingham City. Burton Albion, however, beat Championship leaders Cardiff City in the League Cup on the road the 22nd of August and draw with Sheffield Wednesday before the international break.
Leeds' last win after an international break was at home to Middlesbrough in Nov. 2013 (Karanka's first game). Jason Pearce with the winner.— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) September 8, 2017
Leeds sit in third place, on 11 points, before the weekend fixtures and have kept four straight clean sheets in the Championship and are undefeated in all competitions so far this season. Leeds haven’t won a match in almost four years coming out of an international break, so the club is hoping for a change in fortune against Burton this time around.
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The match will NOT be televised in the UK or Ireland, but it will feature on LUTV for overseas fans. BBC Radio Leeds will also be providing coverage for fans in the UK, although it is not available online.
UPDATED: Here are the lineups
#LUFC Substitutes v @burtonalbionfc: Lonergan, Shaughnessy, Klich, Dallas, Alioski, Cibicki, Grot— Leeds United (@LUFC) September 9, 2017
No Alioski is curious, but he did go the distance twice during the international break. MOT
Here's how the #Brewers will line up against Leeds United this afternoon. #BAFC pic.twitter.com/TqlFiAGTcX— Burton Albion FC (@burtonalbionfc) September 9, 2017