MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 19: A dejected Philip Billing of Huddersfield Town after conceding a goal to make it 6-1 during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Huddersfield Town at Etihad Stadium on August 19, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

Picking the Best Potential Huddersfield Lineup to Face Cardiff in the Premier League on Saturday

Huddersfield host Cardiff at the John Smith's Stadium in a Premier League clash on Saturday in which David Wagner's side will be keen to bounce back from their disappointing start to the season.

The Terriers have been dismantled by Chelsea and Manchester City in their first two matches of the campaign and Wagner's side must seek greater defensive resilience and resolve if they are to repeat their remarkable success of last term in the Premier League.

A home match against newly promoted Cardiff on Saturday offers Wagner's side a chance to rebuild form and confidence as Huddersfield gear up for another testing season in the top flight, and the German must figure out a formula for success in his team selection. 

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Ben Hamer (GK) - A summer signing from Leicester, Hamer has immediately established himself as Huddersfield's new number one, but will be hoping for a much improved defensive performance, having conceded nine goals in his first two matches in a Huddersfield shirt.

Mathias Jorgensen (CB) - Having started the opening day 3-0 defeat to Chelsea as part of a back three, Jorgensen was dropped for the 6-1 defeat to Manchester City last weekend and may be restored on Saturday to help shore up Huddersfield's shaky defence.

Christopher Schindler (CB) - More of an ever-present in the Terriers' defence, Schindler started in each of Huddersfield's first two matches and will be hoping to provide greater solidarity from the centre of defence on Saturday.

Terence Kongolo (CB) - After sealing a permanent switch to the John Smith's Stadium from Monaco in the summer, Kongolo has endured a difficult start to life as an established Huddersfield player, but will be hoping to rediscover the kind of form that earned him a permanent switch to David Wagner's side on Saturday.

2. Midfielders

Florent Hadergjonaj (RM) - Utilising the wing back system as Huddersfield did against Chelsea in their first match of the season enables greater flexibility between their defensive and midfield play, with Hadergjonaj offering a useful outlet up and down the right flank.

Aaron Mooy (CM) - With Huddersfield needing to tighten things up following their 6-1 loss to Manchester City, a return to a trio of central midfielders ahead of the back three should offer greater solidarity. Aaron Mooy should offer good presence in midfield, having missed out last weekend.

Jonathan Hogg (CM) - Though there remains some uncertainty over his match fitness, Hogg should be available for selection, having also missed out against Manchester City last week, and should restore greater stability in the middle of the park.

Philip Billing (CM) - Having played in each of Huddersfield's first two matches of the season, Billing offers consistency in the middle of the park and further stability alongside his central partners.

Chris Lowe (LM) - Utilised as a conventional left back in a back four against Manchester City last weekend, Lowe featured as a left wing back against Chelsea and offers effective cover on the left flank from a more advanced position.

Alex Pritchard (AM) - With a solid midfield base covering behind, Pritchard can be afforded a freer role ahead of the midfield and in behind the striker that enables the youngster greater licence to roam and express his attacking abilities with more freedom and a stronger chance of having an impact on the game.

3. Forward

Steve Mounie (ST) - Operating as the lone front man would provide added pressure to deliver goals for a side that have struggled to find the back of the net so far this season, but Mounie should fancy his chances against a Cardiff defence which is still getting to grips with the rigours of Premier League football.