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| 5 talking points from Leeds United's season so far - Bielsa, Phillips, youth and more
รวม ทาง เข้า sbo The brakes have been slammed on Leeds United's Championship campaign for the next ten or so days, as the international break places domestic football on ice. With 12 games in the books, Marcelo Bielsa's men have dropped down into third place following their last-gasp draw with Brentford.
This the lowest Leeds have been in the table since the start of the season, but after the club were hit with a number of injuries since the last international break, to be just two points off the top of the table is still a very promising platform for this stage of the season. Now that we're just over a quarter of a way into the season, it's a decent time to take stock and look at the big talking points of the campaign so far and we can expect in the upcoming weeks.
Kalvin Phillips the poster boy for Bielsa's Leeds United
Before Bielsa arrived at Leeds United, we all did a lot of research on the man's methods. The pre-season training regimes were legendary, his tactic were poured over and we also learned that he had a habit of retaining players into new positions. So what to expect? Tom Pearce as a ball-winning midfielder? Gjanni Alioski as a number 9? Liam Cooper a sweeper?
While midfielder Jamie Shackleton รวม ทาง เข้า sbo has been shown the ropes at right-back, the biggest change we've seen is the new role that Kalvin Phillips has been playing. The 22-year-old has been primarily deployed as a deep holding midfielder, but will often drop into the centre-back position to create a three-man defence with the full-backs haring up the pitch when Leeds attack.
Who next as Bielsa trusts in youth?
Bielsa arrived in West Yorkshire with a reputation for placing his trust in young players and he has not disappointed in that respect. Jamie Shackleton and Jack Clarke have both been handed their first-team debuts this season and there have been further opportunities for Ryan Edmondson and Tom Pearce. A total of six Thorp Arch products were in the last matchday squad against Brentford and it's likely to remain a good time to be a young player at Elland Road.
Shackleton has been particularly impressive, often playing at right-back, a position he was re-trained in during the summer following Bielsa's arrival. So, who will be the next cab off the rank?. รวม ทาง เข้า sbo In terms of the displays we've seen in Carlos Corberan's under-23s sideso far this term, Hugo Diaz, who made the bench last season, has put in some assured displays at the back, with Finnish centre-back Aapo Halme looking the part after getting over last season's injury woes.
Injuries take their toll - do Leeds need to act?
Earlier this week, we put out our player ratings for the season so far, which were based on the average marks each player has received over the season so far. Leeds have picked up nine points from the 18 on offer since the last international and it's no coincidence that the three players who top these ratings have been missing in that period.