We preview Saturday's clash.
Leeds United welcome Derby County to Elland Road on Saturday (12:30pm) in the Sky Bet Championship. The Whites go into this fixture top of the league, whilst visitors Derby are without a win in their last five games, Phillip Cocu’s side having only won one game all season which came on the opening day of the season against Huddersfield Town.
Leeds United: Marcelo Bielsa
Derby County: Phillip Cocu
Leeds United: 1st
Derby County: 19th
Leeds United: WWDLW
Derby County: DLDLD
Leeds United: Patrick Bamford, Eddie Nketiah (4)
Derby County: Martyn Waghorn (3)
Head to head
Leeds United wins: 57
Derby County: 38
Last time at Elland Road
Leeds United 2 (Dallas 24, 62) Derby County 4 (Marriot 45, 85 Mount 46, Wilson 58) –Wednesday 15th May 2019 (Championship)
Adam Forshaw misses out with a minor hip injury and Jordan Stevens remains banned. Luke Ayling could be in the squad after featuring for the Under-23s on Monday and Friday.. Derby are without injured players Mason Bennett, Jayden Bogle, Craig Forsyth and Andre Wisdom. Tom Lawrence also misses out through suspension.
The key battle
Kalvin Phillips v Tom Huddlestone
Kalvin Phillips will be looking to win the midfield battle as he comes up against experienced midfielder Tom Huddlestone on Saturday. Phillips has recently signed a new five year contract with the Whites and will be looking to continue his impressive start to the season. Huddlestone has appeared in every Championship game for Derby this season but is yet to grab a goal or an assist.
Leeds United: 4/11
Derby County: 15/2 (Odds correct at time of article published)