Individual poor performances in a Leeds United shirt may have gone slightly under the radar these past few years, with disappointment being an all too regular theme, at the end of every season, since their drop from the Premier League in 2004.
However, since the appointment of Argentine Marcelo Bielsa, the standard of football has increased, and with it, the level of expectancy from fans.
They’re playing a new brand of football, aptly named ‘Bielsa ball’, with a level of intensity that has been absent for years, and reaping the benefits.
Leeds’ new approach to football leaves no space for deadwood, and it’s becoming extremely apparent, at this stage in the season, that they’re carrying a few players that won’t make the cut in El Loco’s potential Premier League squad next year.
Here are two players that have struck us as particularly poor…
Alioski isn’t having the best of seasons this year.
The hot headed Macedonian will struggle to keep up with the pace and technical demands of the Premier League should Leeds get promoted next year.
He’s evidently failed to adapt to Bielsa’s demands, which require a little more grace and finesse than the typical Championship approach, so he’s really going to have a tough time establishing himself around some of the world’s most gifted individuals.
Another player that has received widespread criticism from fans for being, well, quite bad…
Dallas is billed to be a bit of an all-rounder having played in midfield and defence already this season to provide cover for injured players, but there’s no one job that he does particularly well.
It’s not necessarily his fault that he performs badly in a more unnatural position, however, there’s no excuse for his shoddy games in his preferred midfield role.
He’s another player that won’t survive the Premier League overhaul…