Sheffield Wednesday’s XI for Leeds United sees interesting formation return

Sheffield Wednesday face Leeds United this afternoon.
Sheffield Wednesday face Leeds United this afternoon.

Wednesday take on Leeds for the first time since 2020, and have gone for a 3-4-2-1 line-up that sees Di’Shon Bernard, Bambo Diaby and Akin Famewo in a back three in front of Devis Vasquez - with Callum Paterson and Juan Delgado as the right wingbacks.

Barry Bannan and George Byers are in the middle behind Josh Windass and Lee Gregory, with the attacking pair sat slightly further back than the man chosen to lead the line, Michael Smith.

Here’s how the teams line up:

Wednesday won their last trip to Elland Road in 2020, with Jacob Murphy and Atdhe Nuhiu getting two late goals to seal victory - however the time before that, in 2019, ended in a 1-0 defeat.

Cameron Dawson, Dominic Iorfa and Bannan are the only three players left over from the matchday squad from that day.

The game is set to get underway at 3pm as the Owls look to pick up their first points of the season.