Match: Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United
Date: 28 September, 2018
Time: 19.45 BST, 2.45 PM EDT, 3.45 ART
Venue: Hillsborough, Sheffield
Television: ESPN Sur in Argentina & South America, Sky HD in Mexico and Central America, beIN Sports HD 2 in the Middle East, beIN Sports 2 in Australia & New Zealand, Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Football in the UK & Ireland, TV Sport HD Sweden, and Viasport 2 in Norway.
Streaming: ESPN+ in the United States, ESPN Play Sur in Argentina & South America, beIN Sports Connect in the Middle East, Australia, & New Zealand, DAZN in Canada, Viaplay in Norway & Sweden, Sky Go Extra in the UK & Ireland, and LUTV in select countries.
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All Time Record: Leeds v Sheffield Wednesday: 38W 24D 33L
Previous Results: 1 October 2017. Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 Leeds United; 17 March 2018 Leeds United 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday
Leeds will face another Yorkshire Derby away at Hillsborough tonight. Leeds look to get the foul taste of defeat out of their mouths while Sheffield Wednesday look to climb up in the table, as a win would put them into the playoff positions.
Bielsa straight up on his team for Hillsborough: "I won't change any player." #lufc— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) September 26, 2018
If there is one thing that we’ve come to expect from Marcelo Bielsa, it’s that he doesn’t try to play games with the lineup he will have on matchdays. Unlike a certain former manager, who always seemed to use vague terms and had constant misdirection in his pre-match press conferences, Bielsa employs a rather refreshing style about his lineups by being direct and honest about them. Instead of trying to fool anymore, Bielsa’s team merely just goes to beat the other team without resorting to confusing trickery about who and who is not fit.
As for the match itself, this might be one of the most important matches of Bielsa’s Leeds career, as how the team will react after the first league loss will go a long ways towards determining how the team will do this season.
Bielsa noted that Leeds did enough to beat Birmingham City, but didn’t place blame on anyone other than himself for the loss. The underlying numbers suggest that Bielsa wasn’t wrong about Leeds being the better team, and he isn’t one to abandon a playing style because of one bad game.
Leeds responded to the loss at home to Preston in the League Cup by grabbing two draws against Middlesbrough and Millwall, and then totally dominated Preston 3-0 at home. Let’s hope the team can go out and play like they did against Preston in the league or how they dominated Norwich City on the road.