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Leeds fans take aim at Marcelo Bielsa over repeated personnel mistake following West Ham defeat

Leeds fans take aim at Marcelo Bielsa over repeated personnel mistake following West Ham defeat

 

Leeds United’s supporters have taken to social media in numbers this evening, to question manager Marcelo Bielsa over what is viewed as a persistent mistake on the personnel front.

Antonio decides it

The Whites were of course back in action a short time ago.

On the back of an altogether underwhelming opening to the campaign, which had seen them fail to pick up a single victory across five league outings, Bielsa and co. welcomed West Ham to Elland Road.

In turn, when Leeds went on to take the lead in the clash courtesy of Raphinha’s pinpoint effort inside twenty minutes, the Peacocks faithful were no doubt hopeful that a first three-point haul of 2021/22 was indeed incoming:

When all was said and done, however, the hosts, again, ultimately collapsed.

First, a little over twenty minutes from time, Jarrod Bowen’s effort across goal deflected home off the unfortunate Junior Firpo.

Then, as full-time approached, the afternoon’s telling moment was forthcoming. Michail Antonio, in the midst of a stellar opening to the campaign, continued his fine form in front of goal, opening up Leeds’ backline before picking out the bottom corner of Illan Meslier’s net in style:

And this proved all she wrote when it came to the goalscoring in West Yorkshire, as West Ham climbed back up to 7th in the Premier League table.

Bielsa targeted

At stuttering Leeds, on the other hand, the inquest will now get underway.

The Whites, in their defence, are currently in the midst of something of a personnel crisis, with the likes of Diego Llorente, Pascal Struijk and Patrick Bamford having missed out on Saturday.

But the fact remains that the Yorkshire outfit, to this point in the campaign, have simply not performed anywhere close to their explosive potential.

Leeds fans take aim at Marcelo Bielsa over repeated personnel mistake following West Ham defeat

LEEDS, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 12: Diego Llorente of Leeds United leaves the pitch after being substituted following an injury during the Premier League match between Leeds United and Liverpool at Elland Road on September 12, 2021 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

As a result, in the aftermath of the full-time whistle at Elland Road, the Leeds faithful have opted to take aim at the club’s boss for one particular personnel decision, made once again this afternoon.

This comes in the form of the continued introduction of Tyler Roberts from the bench, at crucial points in the Peacocks’ fixtures.

The 22-year-old has long been singled out as simply not up to the standard of top-flight football, with frustrations, in turn, beginning to boil over:

 

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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table

# Team MP D P

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 5
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 4
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 4
Firmino, Roberto Liverpool FC 4
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 4
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 4
Hwang, Hee-chan Wolverhampton Wanderers 4
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 4
Greenwood, Mason Manchester United 4
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 3
Townsend, Andros Everton FC 3
King, Joshua Watford FC 3
Ings, Danny Aston Villa 3
Benrahma, Said West Ham United 3
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 3