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Bielsa must shake up the side to keep promotion hopes alive

Bielsa must shake up the side to keep promotion hopes alive - The Breakdown

The international break has come at a terrible time for Leeds as they will now have to sit and wait to put right their terrible loss to West Brom. 

Unusually for Bielsa’s side, West Brom were more dynamic, more energetic and overall, just looked like a side that wanted it more than Leeds.

Against a West Brom side that is one of the most dangerous teams in the league, Leeds were blown away and despite keeping up with Darren Moore’s side in the first-half, an early second-half onslaught was just too much to overcome.

Although Pablo Hernandez admitted that the defeat won’t change their style of play, Bielsa must make some ruthless changes following the international break if Leeds are to keep their title hopes alive.

The Breakdown

Following the loss of Luke Ayling, Bielsa chose to play left-midfielder Stuart Dallas at right-back. The Northern Ireland international struggled at the weekend and was constantly caught out of position at the back.

Dallas simply cannot play the position and without Ayling, Leeds are without a key man who is arguably one of the best at his position.

Dallas wasn’t the only player to struggle at the weekend, however, as young goalkeeper, Bailey Peacock-Farrell had another fairly poor game. While Dallas was called in as an auxiliary right-back due to the lack of adequate backups, Peacock-Farrell has Chelsea loanee Jamal Blackman behind him who could step in.

The 22-year-old has had a few poor games this season and could well do with a break from the first-team.

Thoughts Leeds fans? 

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