After three games each Swansea City and Leeds United each find themselves unbeaten and looking like major challengers for promotion to the Premier League from the Championship. That adds an extra edge to Tuesday night’s meeting at the Liberty Stadium, which could already have an important bearing on their respective finishing positions.
Leeds are the only team to have a 100% record and are in second place with Middlesbrough having played a match more. Marcelo Bielsa has had an immediate impact at his new club and the maverick Argentinean could well be the man to take the club back to the top-flight for the first time since 2004 – doing so would surely rank among his top career achievements.
As well as scoring nine times – including four against Derby County – United have also conceded just twice and advanced to the second round of the Carabao Cup, meaning that they are on a four-match winning streak.
Swansea City represent their biggest test to date, though. The Swans were relegated from the Premier League last season and, though they sold several first-team players, have shown enough quality to suggest that they will be able to finish in the top six and compete in the play-offs, even if automatic promotion ends up being beyond them as they get used to the methods of new coach Graham Potter, who is taking charge of his first team in England having managed Östersunds FK in Sweden.
City’s start to the campaign has been solid and they have seven points following wins over Sheffield United and Preston North End and a draw with Birmingham City; with West Bromwich Albion in third and on the same points having played a game more, a win for the Swans would see them leapfrog Leeds into at least second. Conversely, a point for the visitors would see them go top of the Championship.
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