Championship

The two Leeds players who don’t stand a chance in 2019/20

The two Leeds players who don’t stand a chance in 2019/20

Another year in the Championship beckons for Leeds United and their fans. Can Marcelo Bielsa, still at the helm, go one better next season? Will we see a Leeds side capable of winning the Championship? Or will it be more months full of hope and no reward? 

Bielsa will have to look back at this season and take it as a learning curve on what NOT to do towards the end of a campaign, following his team’s incredible collapse.

So just how will the 63-year-old better prepare himself come the start of the new season?

It certainly looks to be a busy summer, full of ins and outs, and with this in mind, we are going to take a look at a couple of players we feel will struggle under Bielsa next term.

Gaetano Berardi 

Is it still too soon to mention this name, Leeds fans?

After being sent off in the second leg of the play-offs, there is no telling where the future lies for the Swiss defender. But, with the likes of Liam Cooper and Pontus Jansson looking to fight for promotion once again, it doesn’t look good for him and his aspirations of starting in Leeds’ defence.

After an up and down injury-hit season, we have been shown all year round that Bielsa has to look towards finding a replacement for Berardi, a man who has probably now had his time, and is past his best.

Tyler Roberts 

After making 28 appearances in the league this season it may seem harsh to suggest that the 20-year-old will struggle in the next one. But with Bielsa likely to see anything but promotion a failure, it wouldn’t be surprising to see a more experienced striker come in and leapfrog Roberts into the starting line up.

Already being support to Patrick Bamford and Kemar Roofe, the young Welshman never really set the world alight when given the chance, therefore giving Bielsa even more cause for concern as to whether he can be the man to take Leeds’ attack to that next level.

Who knows? Maybe a loan move is the best option for Roberts going forward.

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