Despite the much needed flourishing win over their South Yorkshire rivals, developing pressure was on manager Carlos Carvalhal after the Owls suffered back-to-back defeats against Sheffield United and Birmingham City.
The win against Leeds United could not have come at a better time for Carvalhal as the Wednesday support were beginning to lose faith after a couple of lack-lustre performances. With the Championship fixtures set to return after the international break, the two-week break may have come as a blessing in disguise for the Sheffield Wednesday boss.
Injuries are once again a major concern within the Sheffield Wednesday squad, similar to last term. Key men, such as Glenn Loovens, Sam Hutchinson, George Boyd and shot-stopper Keiran Westwood have all been sidelined recently. The majority of these players contribute to a solid spine in the starting eleven defensively when at full fitness, an area in which has been Wednesdays downfall of late.
With a handful of these players expected to return after the two-week break comes to a close, Sheffield Wednesday must kick-on a become a force to be reckoned with in the remaining league campaign.
Gary Hooper has also been on fire on late and currently sits as joint league top goal-scorer. With Steven Fletcher finding fine form also as a target man, he can be a defenders worst nightmare. Himself and Hooper are forming a formidable partnership upfront, keeping the likes of Jordan Rhodes to bench-warming duties.
The Owls face a tough encounter away to Bolton Wanderers in their next league fixture when top flight domestic football returns on the 14th October. Although Bolton sit firmly rooted at the bottom of the Championship table, Sheffield Wednesday know all to well of the Trotters strengths after suffering a 3-2 defeat in the Carabao Cup back in August.
Sheffield Wednesday will be firm favourites heading into this fixture and quite rightly so, however, anything but a win will see the pressure rise once more on the Owls boss. Defeat may flip reverse the jubilation after the previous victory against Leeds United.
The Wednesday faithful will be hopeful of more convincing wins and performances in the lead up to winter months. Energetic and determined wins over Fulham and Leeds this campaign have proven that the Owls are more than capable of beating anybody in the league on their day.
Sheffield Wednesday were tipped as favourites by some to win the league this season but recent league standings have suggested otherwise. The Owls fans will not accept any excuses when the fixtures commence again this Saturday. Onwards and upwards is the only expectation.