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Calls mount for Leeds youngsters to be handed a chance as Bielsa slammed following Southampton

Calls mount for Leeds youngsters to be handed a chance as Bielsa slammed following Southampton

 

Calls for two of the more promising members of the club’s academy setup to be handed a consistent chance to impress at senior level have mounted amongst the Leeds United faithful on Saturday.

Broja makes the difference

Marcelo Bielsa’s men returned to action a short time ago.

In their first outing on the back of the international break, the Peacocks made the trip to St. Mary’s Stadium, for a Premier League showdown with Southampton.

Leeds headed into proceedings desperate to build on a first 3-point haul of the campaign last time out, when a hard-fought matchup ultimately saw them get the better of Watford by a goal to nil.

Ahead of their latest test on Saturday, though, Bielsa was unable to call on any of star trio Kalvin Phillips, Raphinha or Patrick Bamford.

Calls mount for Leeds youngsters to be handed a chance as Bielsa slammed following Southampton

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 19: Raphinha of Leeds United during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United at Molineux on February 19, 2021 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

And, upon the final whistle sounding in Hampshire, such absences proved altogether costly.

Another underwhelming display eventually saw Leeds put to the sword by a solitary goal, netted by on-loan Chelsea man Armando Broja early in the 2nd-half.

Bielsa targeted

Leeds, in turn, have been sucked within a solitary place of the Premier League’s relegation zone once more.

It should therefore come as little surprise to hear that, amid a start to the season which is quickly becoming nothing short of alarming, the Whites’ supporters have since made clear their frustrations.

Taking to social media in their droves on Saturday afternoon, the Leeds faithful have not been shy in pointing the finger of blame squarely at boss Marcelo Bielsa.

This comes amid the widespread agreement that youngsters Joe Gelhardt and Crysencio Summerville, moving forward, should be handed a consistent chance to impress with the club’s first-team squad, over the likes of Tyler Roberts.

Both Academy talents were introduced to the fray late on at St. Mary’s, but neither really given enough time to make a telling impact on proceedings.

Check out some of the best of Twitter below:


This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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Leeds
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Draw
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Patrick Bamford11/5 11/5 13/10
Moreno Rodrigo10/3 10/3 2/1
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Raphael Raphinha7/2 7/2 2/1

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table

# Team MP D P

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 6
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 6
Raphinha Leeds United 6
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 5
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 5
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 5
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 5
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 5
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5
James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 4