By Will Butcher
Leeds manager Garry Monk has decided to focus on outscoring the opposition after fielding an attacking line-up to face in-form Fulham at Elland Road on Tuesday night.
The New Zealand captain Chris Wood starts up-front alongside Swedish hitman Marcus Antonsson, despite coming under scrutiny this week following a poor start to the season.
Continuing with a 4-4-2 system, Monk has also brought in centre-back Liam Cooper following his return to fitness as he replaces captain Sol Bamba. The Ivorian looked shaky in the Whites’ 2-1 loss to Birmingham on Saturday.
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League Two Player of the Year Kemar Roofe also returns to the line-up, after having to settle for a place on the bench against the Blues.
Youngster Ronaldo Vieira has been replaced by Kalvin Phillips in central midfield, while new signings Pablo Hernandez, Kyle Bartley, Rob Green, Hadi Sacko and Luke Ayling all start.
Fulham have started their Championship campaign in fantastic fashion, seeing off title favourites Newcastle and beating Preston 2-1 on Saturday. Former Leeds target-man Matt Smith is set to lead the line for the Cottagers, after finding the net in both games.
If the Championship encounter goes the way of Leeds then they are likely to move out of the relegation places, while Fulham could go top with a win.