Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off in the Championship saw Gary Monk’s Sheffield Wednesday play out a 0-0 stalemate with Marco Bielsa’s Leeds United at Hillsborough. The point for both sides saw Wednesday drop from third in the Championship table to fifth and Bielsa’s side drop from second to third, with Preston North End moving into the automatic promotion spot.

This tactical analysis will dissect the goalless draw, highlighting areas of the two sides’ tactics which led to the result and use analysis to explain their set-ups further.


EFL Championship 2019/20: Sheffield Wednesday vs Leeds United – tactical analysis tactics
The two sides’ lineups for Sheffield Wednesday vs Leeds United (via Wyscout).

The home side opted for a 4-4-2, a switch from the 4-1-4-1 system Monk used in Wednesday’s last outing – a 1-0 home victory over Stoke City. Throughout this season Wednesday’s manager has loyally stuck with four-back formations, fluctuating between the 4-4-2 and the 4-1-4-1.

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