Marcelo Bielsa has a few selection headaches ahead of Leeds United's clash with Newcastle United (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Is this Leeds United’s starting XI to face Newcastle United - if Pascal Struijk is suspended?

Steve Bruce and Marcelo Bielsa will face-off on Friday, both searching for their first league wins of the season.

By Joe Buck
Tuesday, 14th September 2021, 4:05 pm

Bielsa’s side have taken just two points from their first four league games, however, Leeds were handed a tough start to their second season back in the Premier League.

Draws against Everton and Burnley were sandwiched between an opening-day defeat to Manchester United and their disappointing 3-0 defeat to Liverpool at Elland Road last time out.

However, Leeds did the double over Newcastle last season and will travel to St James’s Park full of optimism, despite their potential defensive selection crisis.

Trying to predict what side and system Bielsa will put out is difficult at the best of times, never mind when injuries and suspensions may mean his whole defence may have to be shifted around.

However, here, we give it a go and try to predict the team Bielsa will send out to face Newcastle United on Friday night:

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