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Morning Leeds-in for 15 September: Will Leeds’ good underlying numbers overcome injuries?

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The stat lines going into this match aren’t pretty for Millwall, but will the injuries leave Leeds reeling? Or will the club overcome their injuries and play the same way with new players in the lineup?

One of the reasons an experienced manager like Marcelo Bielsa was brought to Leeds in the first place was to install a system that could produce results in the league, and so far it has.

Millwall has been a thorn in the side of many a Leeds side over the years, but those teams didn’t have Bielsa coaching them. Leeds have been scoring lots of goals and been good defensively over the first six games, and have enjoyed some of the better underlying numbers in the league. So will Bielsa’s system survive the loss of a a number of key players?

Even if Leeds don’t get a result today, it shouldn’t be blown out of proportion, but a win would be brilliant and an indication that Bielsa really does live up to the hype.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Preview of today’s match against Millwall. [Through It All Together]

England and English Football Links

Oh for cryin’ out loud... Everton are facing ANOTHER injury about their “tapping up” of Marco Silva, who was sacked by Watford FC in the middle of last season and not hired until the start of this season. [Royal Blue Mersey]

Garry Monk’s Birmingham City is still winless after drawing against West Bromwich Albion. [BBC.com]

World Football Links

A preview of the Knockout rounds of Mexico’s Copa MX. [FMF State of Mind]

Three things for Chivas fans to look for in the Liga MX season after the international break. [FMF State of Mind]

A look at how the new proposed FIFA rules regarding loan rules would affect Fiorentina. [Viola Nation]

Are the reports linking Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey to AC Milan all just a negotiating ploy? [AC Milan Offside]

The Philadelphia Union will wear warm-up kits honoring the 1916 Bethlehem Steel team before the US Open Cup against the Houston Dynamo later this month. [Brotherly Game]

Juventus midfieilder Sami Khedira says he’s staying at the club for ‘a long time.’ [Black & White & Read All Over]