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'We know': Brighton & Hove Albion defender now makes claim about Leeds United's tactics ahead of Saturday's clash
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'We know': Brighton & Hove Albion defender now makes claim about Leeds United's tactics ahead of Saturday's clash

Brighton defender Joel Veltman has commented on Leeds United’s start to the season, and has claimed he knows what Leeds’ tactics will be on Saturday.

Both clubs are performing above expectations, with the winner of the clash potentially going top of the Premier League.

After Brighton’s 2-0 win over West Ham, Veltman spoke to the club’s official website about their next league opponents Leeds: “It is going to be a tough one.

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Leeds we know will come and press us, like Brentford do as well. They are in the top four, they are doing well, but so are we. It will be a nice game.”

Leeds’ incredible work rate is no secret, with Jesse Marsch’s side significantly outrunning Chelsea in Sunday’s 3-0 win at Elland Road.

The Whites ran 11km more than Chelsea as they hassled and harried the visitors, and drove their opponents mad with their high-pressing performance.

Veltman comments on Leeds tactics

Leeds manager Jesse Marsch was parachuted into the club halfway through last season as they tried to avoid relegation.

It wasn’t the easiest few months for the American manager, but a victory on the final day of the season secured their top-flight status.

Marsch has been able to shape the squad how he would like it for the first time this summer, and the players he’s brought in have already made an impact.

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Brenden Aaronsen scored his first Premier League goal by capitalising on an Edouard Mendy mistake.

Marc Roca and Tyler Adams have formed a formidable partnership in midfield to cover for the loss of Kalvin Phillips, while Rasmus Kristensen has slotted in well at right-back.

Brighton will have a tough game on their hands, although coped well when Manchester United occasionally pressed them on the opening day of the season.

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Veltman’s comments on Leeds’ tactics suggest that Brighton know the Whites’ pressing will be much tougher to deal with.

Marsch was loving the pressure his side put Chelsea under, and is unlikely to switch up a winning formula just because the opposition know what to expect.

It’s sure to be a high energy contest at the Amex on Saturday between two of the league’s most in-form teams.

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