Leeds United have no fitness issues ahead of their game against Bristol City this weekend.
In his press conference ahead of tomorrow’s fixture against the Robins, manager Marcelo Bielsa confirmed that everyone who featured against Brentford will be available for the clash at Elland Road (via Graham Smyth).
The news is a welcome boon to the Argentine coach ahead of a crucial home game. Indeed, Leeds got a decent boost with their performance against the Bees injecting some positivity into the club and no enforced changes to the matchday squad should only benefit them as they look to overturn their poor run of form (via WhoScored).
Kalvin Phillips returned during the week to sensational effect as he ran the game for the Whites at Griffin Park. He had the highest pass accuracy of any player to start the game (86.8%), the second-most touches (95) and made the second-most tackles (2) out of his teammates.
Behind him, Ben White and Liam Cooper were also brilliant as they dominated Thomas Frank’s forward three. The on-loan centre-half made the most interceptions (4) and won the joint-most aerial duels (3), alongside his defensive partner. Meanwhile, the club captain’s ability to read the game was superb as he made the most clearances for his side (5).
On the wings, Jack Harrison and Helder Costa provided the attacking spark as they completed three and two dribbles respectively. The Manchester City loanee also attempted 11 crosses, proving to be a constant threat to Brentford’s defence.
Consistency can be the first step in allowing the club to return to the form needed to ensure they achieve promotion to the Premier League.
When the team won seven consecutive Championship games earlier in the campaign, the Yorkshire outfit had six players who featured consistently in the starting XI. It shows that consistency worked best for Bielsa and if they can replicate that in the upcoming fixtures, there’s no reason why the side shouldn’t achieve promotion come May.
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