Championship

Marcelo Bielsa dropped the ball when bringing Izzy Brown to Leeds United

Marcelo Bielsa dropped the ball when bringing Izzy Brown to Leeds United

Shocker: Marcelo Bielsa made a mistake signing Chelsea man Izzy Brown last summer, who has failed to keep up with the Argentine’s stiff fitness tests and suffered yet another injury setback on Monday night.

The injury Brown sustained against Coventry in the Professional Development League play-offs means it is unlikely he will play for Leeds United again, leaving him a single disappointing senior appearance.

The on-loan Chelsea midfielder has been gifted just nine minutes of first-team action since making a comeback from a knee injury that placed him on the sideline for 12 months in January 2019.

He has been a regular for Leeds Under-23s but has been overlooked by Marcelo Bielsa for first-team duties, despite el Loco handing a number of opportunities out to youngsters over the course of the season.

His expulsion from the squad has surprised former Leeds striker Noel Wheelan who recently weighed in on the situation: “I’d be very surprised if Izzy Brown plays for Leeds again,” Whelan told Football Insider. “There would need to be even more injuries for him to get a go.

“You wonder why Bielsa brought him, as he was injured when he joined and wasn’t fit until January. He has played plenty of Under-23s games and done well in them.”

Whatever the reason, it is pretty clear that Brown has been a calamitous waste of time. For all his talent, of which there is plenty, he has offered very little to the general progress of the club and has more than likely set the Whites back a fair bit in wages.

We must say, this is probably one of the most disappointing cases for Leeds fans to stomach this season. A lack of creativity in the forward positions and heavy reliance on talisman Pablo Hernandez was crying out for an Izzy Brown introduction, and almost everyone wanted to make it happen, or at the very least have him back for the playoffs. But Brown’s most recent injury means that is just not going to happen now.

A silly mistake bringing him to Elland Road in the first place.

Leeds fans, how disappointing has Izzy Brown been this season? Join the discussion by commenting below…

Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
To Top