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  1. Southampton 1-0 Leeds: Fantasy football top performers, published at12:07

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    Southampton recorded their first win of the Premier League season with a 1-0 victory over Leeds in the latest round of Premier League fixtures - but who were the top fantasy football performers from the match?

    The bonus points all went to Southampton players:

    • Nathan Redmond (3)

    • Armando Broja (2)

    • Romain Perraud (1)

    So which Saints and Whites players - if any - should be making it into your team for gameweek nine? Don't forget this week's deadline is 18:30 BST on Friday before Arsenal face Aston Villa.

    Read Alistair Bruce-Ball's fantasy football tips to find out

    And listen to the Fantasy 606 podcast on BBC Sounds

  2. Premier League fixtures at a glance, published at10:41

    Premier League fixtures: Arsenal v Aston Villa (Fri, 20:00 BST), Chelsea v Norwich (Sat, 12:30 BST), Crystal Palace V Newcastle (Sat, 15:00 BST), Everton v Watford (Sat, 15:00 BST), Leeds v Wolves (Sat, 15:00 BST), Southampton v Burnley (Sat, 15:00 BST), Brighton v Man City (Sat, 17:30 BST), Brentford v Leicester (Sun, 14:00 BST), West Ham v Tottenham (Sun, 14:00 BST), Man Utd v Liverpool (Sun, 16:30 BST)
  3. It's clearly not resolved yet - Roberts on racism, published at19:36 21 October

    Leeds United's Tyler RobertsImage source, Getty Images

    Adam Pope, BBC Radio Leeds

    Leeds United forward Tyler Roberts says issues of racism in football are "clearly not resolved yet".

    The 22-year-old has taken up a new role as the club's player ambassador for equality and diversity.

    The Wales international told BBC Radio Leeds he wants to try to "teach the younger generation about the problems occurring now and instil into them early that we're all together and all the same".

    "To teach them how to use social media properly so that they're not putting comments on other people's photos or discriminating in any way," he added.

    Roberts says that it is important to him for clubs and countries to still take the knee in the fight against racism and that everybody has to "keep pushing, don't let it blow over because it's clearly not done and resolved yet."

    Listen to the full interview with Roberts on BBC Sounds

  4. Bielsa - No alternative plans for way Leeds play, published at16:20 21 October

    Marcelo BielsaImage source, Getty Images

    Marcelo Bielsa says he has no "alternative plans" for Leeds United's style of play despite dealing with an injury-depleted squad this season.

    The Whites finished an impressive ninth on their return to the Premier League last campaign but go into Saturday’s game against Wolves just three points above the relegation zone in 17th.

    Their cause has not been helped by injuries - with Luke Ayling, Patrick Bamford, Junior Firpo and Robin Koch still sidelined, while Kalvin Phillips is unlikely to feature despite resuming training after a calf injury.

    Bielsa accepts that Leeds’ small squad, combined with his energetic, high-pressing playing style, could be taking its toll.

    "Last season, Leeds used the fewest players," he said. "We were the team who changed the fewest players for their starting XI, and the team who ran the most in all the values.

    "We suffered a lot of injuries, sometimes simultaneously and in the same position. There is evidence (that the squad needs more depth).

    "Also, that there are no alternative plans in the way of playing. The way of playing is generic and it's very difficult to imagine the game in a different way.”

    Hear more from Bielsa on what he describes as a "sad week" at the club on BBC Sounds

  5. Leeds United v Wolves: Last time out, published at15:18 21 October

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    Leeds United host Wolves in the Premier League this weekend - but what happened when the two teams last met in the top flight?

    Patrick Bamford felt Leeds were "robbed of a point" after the striker had an equalising goal ruled out in a 1-0 defeat at Molineux in February.

    Wolves claimed the three points after Adama Traore's thunderous effort from distance struck the crossbar and the ball rebounded off the back of goalkeeper Illan Meslier's head into the Leeds goal.

    Bamford thought he had snatched a late equaliser but he was flagged offside, with the video assistant referee agreeing it was the correct decision.

  6. Raphinha returns but Phillips to miss out again, published at14:10 21 October

    Adam Pope, BBC Radio Leeds

    Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa has been speaking to the media before the visit of Wolves on Saturday.

    Here are the key lines:

    • Winger Raphinha is available to face Wolves after "acclimatising" following the international break;

    • Kalvin Phillips and Patrick Bamford will not be available for the visit of Wolves through injury. Bamford and right-back Luke Ayling will miss two more games;

    • Left-back Junior Firpo may be ready to face Norwich next week. Robin Koch will be out for a further month;

    • Bielsa says after the poor performance at Southampton last time out that "this has been a very sad week" and that "what makes a manger big is how he manages the bad moments, not how good the great moments are. With the big moments, the players are normally exclusively responsible. Bad moments demand management";

    • He added that it was about "convincing" players rather than "ordering" them when form dips and you have to accept that a team will lose games but using the pain of defeat to avoid more: "I find defeat very difficult to tolerate. I try to make the players feel a similar way".

    Read more from Bielsa and follow all of Thursday's news conferences

  7. Leeds v Wolves: What does the form show?, published at12:18 21 October

    Leeds v Wolves form in past five games: Leeds - loss v Southampton, win v Watford, loss v West Ham, win v Fulham on penalties, draw v Newcastle. Wolves - wins v Aston Villa, Newcastle and Southampton, losses v Tottenham (on penalties) and Brentford
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    *Leeds won 6-5 on penalties against Fulham while Wolves lost 3-2 on penalties to Tottenham in the Carabao Cup third round

    • Six points from eight games marks Leeds’ worst start to a league campaign since 1988-89 (also six). Having scored 12 goals in their final four games in the Premier League last season (won four), Leeds have netted just seven times in their eight games this term (won one, drawn three, lost four).

    • Wolves have won four of their last five Premier League games, more than they had in their previous 16 (won three, drawn three, lost 10). Wolves are looking to win four consecutive top-flight matches for the first time since January 1972.

    • After scoring just two goals from their first 85 shots in the Premier League this season, one of which was an own goal (2.4% conversion), Wolves have found the net with six of their last 18 attempts in the competition (33.3%).

  8. Players hopefully returning for 'big moment' against Wolves, published at10:47 21 October

    Adam Pope, BBC Radio Leeds

    There is no hiding what is top of the agenda heading into the visit of Wolves. Who, Marcelo, is back in contention to start?

    Even Bielsa admitted having six players missing was unusual after the defeat at Southampton.

    On Wednesday, the club used social media to raise hopes by posting photos of training that suggested a recuperated Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips (calf/hip) could return to action and that Luke Ayling (knee) was on the road to recovery.

    After the all-round poor display at St Mary's, clearly a couple of extra bodies at least would be welcome against Wolves. Whoever makes the squad, Bielsa will expect a significant shift in performance.

    This week has seen rumblings of discontent from supporters, so it's a big moment - especially with bottom-of-the-table Norwich City to follow after a trip to Arsenal in the Carabao Cup.

  9. Hear from the Leeds boss on Thursday, published at09:59 21 October

    Marcelo Bielsa news conference coming up

    Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa is due to speak to the media at about 13:00 BST on Thursday.

    Catch up with all the key lines from his news conference on this page later.

    Follow Thursday's news conferences in our live page

  10. Leeds v Wolves: Head-to-head stats, published at11:18 20 October

    Leeds v Wolves Premier League head-to-head record, four games. Leeds: 1 win, 5 goals, 0 clean sheets. Wolves: 3 wins, 6 goals, 2 clean sheets.
    • Leeds have lost each of their past five league games against Wolves, scoring just one goal in the process. They have only had six longer such losing runs against an opponent, most recently against Derby County between 2006 and 2013 (nine in a row).

    • Wolves have won their past three away league games against Leeds without conceding a single goal. They had only won three of their previous 25 league games at Elland Road before this (four draws, 18 defeats).

    • Wolves have won seven of their past 11 away league games in Yorkshire (one draw, three defeats), including each of their past two against Sheffield United and Leeds. Wolves are looking to win three consecutive away top-flight matches in Yorkshire for the first time since December 1952 (two wins vs Huddersfield, one win vs Sheffield Wednesday).

  11. Leeds v Wolves: Who makes your Whites team?, published at18:05 19 October

    Leeds team selector graphic

    Leeds host Wolves in the latest round of Premier League fixtures on Saturday, but who will make it into Marcelo Bielsa's starting XI?

    You'll be able to pick - and share on social media - your own line-up for every Premier League game throughout the campaign.

    It's up to you how to approach it - you could go for the team you WANT the boss to pick or the one you THINK he will.

    Either way, it's time to choose your Whites team to face Wolves

  12. Newcastle should look at Leeds and Southampton's best players - Smith, published at12:51 19 October

    Newcastle need to be smart in the way they recruit new players after their Saudi Arabian-backed £305m takeover, says football journalist Rory Smith.

    "In terms of loans, I wouldn’t have thought Newcastle will be getting big name players on loan in January," he said on the Football Daily podcast.

    "If they want a big name then there is a limit to how big a name will go to a team in the bottom half of the Premier League. Could they take the best players from Brentford or Brighton? I’m not sure they could in the middle of a season.

    "They will have to be smart. What happened at Manchester City is the best way to go about this. When Abu Dhabi came in, the first thing they did was decimate Villa and Everton. They looked at what it takes to be a team on the cusp of qualifying for the Champions League and they went and bought their best players.

    "They got Jack Rodwell, Joleon Lescott, James Milner, Gareth Barry. They just picked them apart and then when that was established they thought right, how do we go about making this a bit better and then they went and took players off Arsenal. They got Emmanuel Adebayor, they got Samir Nasri and then they got the real superstar in Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero.

    "They didn’t do it overnight. They signed Robinho and tried to sign Kaka in 2009, but other than that they went about it quite painstakingly and said we have to work our way through the levels and Newcastle have to do the same thing. They should be looking at Leeds’ best players and Southampton. They should look at players like James Ward-Prowse."

    Hear more discussion on Newcastle on the Football Daily podcast on BBC Sounds

  13. New faces in Leeds, published at17:04 18 October

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  14. Southampton 1-0 Leeds: The pick of the stats, published at11:09 18 October

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    • Southampton picked up their first win in the Premier League since May (3-1 v Fulham), ending a run of nine games without a victory in the competition (drawn four, lost five).

    • Leeds have only won one of their eight games in the Premier League this season (drawn three, lost four); their fewest at this stage of a top-flight campaign since 1981-82 (one), when they finished 20th and were relegated.

    • Leeds attempted just three shots in the game at St Mary’s. In their 150 games under Marcelo Bielsa in all competitions, the only game they’ve managed fewer was against Manchester City in April when they had a man sent off in the first half (two).

  15. Off-colour Whites need to rediscover gloss, published at07:49 18 October

    Adam Pope, BBC Radio Leeds

    This just was not Leeds, not under Marcelo Bielsa anyway.

    "Evidently our game didn't look like the one we usually play," said the Whites boss after the 1-0 defeat at Southampton.

    It was arguably the worst performance under the Argentine in his more than three seasons in charge. There have been worse results but even when the scoreline has stacked heavily against United they have rarely been second best in every area like they were at St Mary's.

    It is an oddity and the immense body of work done by Bielsa and his squad should not be overly tarnished by it.

    But that is not an excuse to brush away what happened lightly. United played a long way from Southampton's goal and wingers Dan James and Jack Harrison spent far too much time backtracking towards their own. Nothing stuck up top and the midfield was conceded.

    In mitigation, six big players were unavailable - two absentees more than even Bielsa would expect on matchday. He admitted that this had a consequence but in no way made it the reason for the abject display.

    He expected more from the side he went with and so did captain Liam Cooper, who has vowed a response when Wolves visit next Saturday: "If there's any team in the league who's going to analyse it and put it right, it's us."

    After the last really horrible defeat, at Brighton in May, they did just that with an excellent victory over Spurs.