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Leeds fans on Twitter again amazed by Phillips’ display

Leeds fans on Twitter again amazed by Phillips’ display

Leeds played their third competitive fixture of the season last night when they hosted Bolton Wanderers in the EFL Cup first round. Marcelo Bielsa’s side came out 2-1 winners through goals from Patrick Bamford and Samuel Saiz, however, it was Kalvin Phillips who really shone and fans can read Phil Hay’s player ratings on The Yorkshire Evening Post.

There are plenty of Leeds players who have massively stepped up since Bielsa has got the job at Elland Road. Liam Cooper, Luke Ayling, Mateusz Klich and Kalvin Phillips especially, but the fans are in awe of how good Phillips has become since he’s been put into a new role under Bielsa’s system as a fill-in centre-back when the full-backs bomb forward, creating a back three system.

Again, Bielsa’s system and tactics came good last night and even though Bolton managed to pull one back through Erhun Oztumer, they were unable to prevent Leeds from progressing to the next round of the EFL Cup. It’s unlikely that Bielsa will be interested in the cup in the later stages as the Championship starts to get more interesting, but for now, the fans will love the idea of a cup run and if Phillips can keep up his form then there’s no reason why they can’t progress further.

You can read the Whites’ verdict on Phillips here:

The fans are all loving seeing Phillips perform in this new system and will be hoping he can continue to help them thrive in both the Championship and the EFL Cup.

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