This season has seen Marcelo Bielsa work his magic in more ways than one. The Argentine has got it all in his managerial locker, and the way he’s gone about turning this Leeds side, that finished 13th last season, into a title challenging side is incredible, with his star man Kalvin Phillips superb again as they regained top spot.
A masterclass from Kalvin Phillips and a convincing night all told, with some late drama thrown in for good measure. Ratings from Leeds 2 Swansea 1:https://t.co/b0EX6qwTZA
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) February 13, 2019
Leeds fans have watched on with delight as a number of their key players have undergone incredible transformations in the last 12 months. At this stage last season the Whites were seven games into a run that would see them win just two games out of 19 in the Championship. However, at the moment they don’t look like losing many games at all, a number of key players stepping up.
One of those players has been the industrious Kalvin Phillips, who has shone throughout the season whilst being deployed as the all-important defensive midfielder in Bielsa’s system. The youngster’s ability to dictate play, break up opposition attacks and play balls through the lines to start counter-attacks of his own has made him a frightening young player, and the Whites are ecstatic to see Bielsa getting the best out of him.
You can read the Whites’ thoughts on Phillips here:
Was in the east stand tonight. Got to really appreciate the masterclass of kp tonight. Pin point accuracy with his passing. As well as a brilliant defensive performance too
— Barkerz (@THEbarkerboy98) February 13, 2019
Kalvin Phillips one word AWESOME
— Paul D Lacey (@paullaceyLUFC) February 13, 2019
Kalvin Phillips was majestic.
— Andrew Thornton (@DrT1974) February 13, 2019
Phillips the Yorkshire Pirlooooo
— Matthew Beecham (@__beech) 13 February 2019
KP player of the year
— Conor Duggan (@ConorDuggan1) 13 February 2019
Philips was brilliant. There’s room for Forshaw just not in Philips position
— Jake Riley (@JakeyRiley) February 13, 2019
He is different gravy
— ASH (@Ashthebashx) February 14, 2019
Kalvin was unreal. I haven’t been in awe of a performance of a player like that in a while. Klich fantastic defensively too, really solid performance tonight and the most one sided 2-1 ever lol, everyone was just so bloody good very comfortable game. Phillips > Fordham every time
— Ben Sharp (@Ben_Sharp0483) February 13, 2019
The Whites absolutely love watching Kalvin Phillips turn out for them every week and will hope his good performances continue if they find themselves promoted.