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Leeds United’s Unbeaten Streak, Player Performances, and Managerial Considerations

Leeds United’s potential avoidance of defeat against Rotherham United today would mark an extension of their unbeaten streak to nine matches across all competitions, commencing from New Year’s Day.

The last instance of such a prolonged undefeated run occurred in December 2019, under the helm of Marcelo Bielsa, when the team enjoyed an 11-game stretch en route to clinching the Championship title.

Wilfried Gnonto is aiming for a rare feat of scoring in three consecutive matches for the first time in his career. Having scored in his last two appearances, the Italy international’s performance will be closely watched to see if he can maintain this impressive streak.

The question of whether Connor Roberts will make his full debut remains uncertain. Despite his readiness after a week’s wait for eligibility, the impressive performances of Archie Gray at right-back and the midfield duo of Ilia Gruev and Glen Kamara might delay Roberts’s inclusion in the starting lineup. His debut might be reserved for the upcoming match against Swansea City, offering the Wales international a significant opportunity to showcase his talents.

The dilemma between selecting Sam Byram or Junior Firpo for the left-back position persists. While Firpo has been favored by manager Daniel Farke in recent games, Byram’s recent recovery from hamstring strains saw both players starting in the previous match. Byram’s potential inclusion today may be favored due to considerations of match load.

There’s a cautious acknowledgment of the “Manager of the Month” curse looming over Farke’s recent accolade. Despite being named November’s Manager of the Month, subsequent matches in December didn’t unfold favorably for Leeds United. With a mere one win from five games, including three losses and a draw, the team hopes to avoid a similar fate in February.

Yachiga Tavershima
Yachiga Tavershima
Soccer Blogger with a keen eye for detailed reportage. I bring the latest drama in the most dramatic way


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