Date: 9th February 2019 at 6:59am
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Leeds United travel to Middlesbrough on Saturday, but the starting XI to face Tony Pulis’ side still remains a mystery and fans have been suggesting their preferred XIs on Twitter.

Marcelo Bielsa has already confirmed that he will be without Adam Forshaw and Mateusz Klich through knee injuries, and Pablo Hernandez with a groin problem, which will see Kalvin Phillips and Jamie Shackleton thrust back into first-team action.

Their roles, though, are still very much up for debate, and some are speculating that the pair will combine in deep central midfield roles ahead of either a three or a four-man backline.

So far in the Championship, Bielsa has only played a three-at-the-back on four occasions but is unbeaten in those fixtures with a plus-five goal difference.

Four-at-the-back variants, meanwhile, have been used 26 times, with a 4-1-4-1 used on 24 of those, returning a 45% win rate and 39 goals.

Middlesbrough, in comparison, have rotated between eight formations under Tony Pulis this term, but turned to a 433 the most and savoured success 50% of the time.

Here’s some of the suggested line-ups and inclusions Leeds fans are hoping Bielsa considers…

 
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  • It’s been said a few times over the years, but here it comes again, best form of defence is attack, suppose we’re going to find out now.

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