Having won just one league game all season, they welcome Leeds tonight knowing they have to start winning matches quickly if they are to have a realistic chance of survival.
"Bielsa plays with intelligence and with a unique style," Allardyce said when asked what he is expecting from Leeds. “I think it serves the players and the club in good stead.
“I think we have to find out a way how we can score against them.
“Sometimes that seems pretty easy, but football is never that straightforward.
“At the other end, they go out to try and score as many goals as they possibly can so we have to cancel that out.
“It's going to be interesting to come up against them and coming up with a plan on how to tackle them.
“We have got an idea. When you play against Leeds, you know you have to try and stop them from being as adventurous as they are.
“But we also have to expose the weaknesses and the gaps and spaces that they leave."