Leeds may have lost their last game, but it’s not all doom and glooms for the Whites. There is plenty for Marco Bielsa, and indeed the Elland Road faithful, still to smile about as the season continues to pick up its pace.
They’re still standing proud at the top of the Championship table, and their electrifying start to the season has really put down a marker for their intentions this season.
Not to mention, many of Leeds’ players have had a tremendous start to the season, with Bielsa now possessing a handful of players that are amongst the best in the Championship.
Despite the loss at the weekend, then, the Argentine will be looking at his squad and seeing a number of players that he knows he can rely on.
With that said, Bielsa can always rely on these 2 Leeds regulars…
Mateusz Klich has been one of Leeds’ best players so far this season.
Typically turning out through the heart of the midfield, he’s been the sort of player that everything runs through. Seen here, there and everywhere, there is no passage of play that he’s not involved in some way, shape or form.
With 3 goals and 2 assists this term, he’s up with the best of Leeds’ players when it comes to goal involvement, and given how well he’s been playing as of late, you’d expect that to only continue.
With a passing average of over 83%, too, he’s exactly what a big team needs in the midfield, in that rarely does he give the ball away unnecessarily. As a result, that means that Leeds are able to keep the ball in the opposing third more often, and it’s therefore out of danger.
He’s been unstoppable this term.
Jack Harrison has played less minutes than Mateusz Klich, and indeed his stats on the goal front aren’t close to being as good, but his importance to the team is unrivalled.
Typically turning out on the left flank, he’s regularly been one of Leeds’ main out-balls this term.
The Man City loanee has started 9 games so far this term, and there is a feeling that he’s only going to get better over the coming weeks and months, given his age and relative lack of experience.
If he can his offensive flair into more goals and assists beyond the 1 strike that he’s got this term, he’ll be unstoppable.