Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Leicester City v Leeds United
Feb 03 2021
Bielsa was also consulted because on the end he ended up playing with 11 footballers who a few months ago achieved promotion from the Premiership, a fact that surprised him: "I had not realized that, but all the players that make up the squad are fit to play, so in some way we talked to them because the club recognizes their ability to play in the Premier".
In the second half they changed the distribution of their players.
Leeds had a goal taken away as well, as Klich lashed over the line off a corner kick but was well offside when the initial shot was clawed off the line by Schmeichel.
It was Barnes' 11th goal of an impressive season, but Leeds had the ideal response with a lethal counter-attack 127 seconds later.
"Clearly, the level is totally different", he said. The former English footballer, a confessed fan of Diego Maradona, had made fun of the Leedsin December after their 6-2 loss to the Manchester United: "It's really fun to watch, but it's even more fun to play against them", he wrote.
After scoring six goals in his first six Premier League games for Leeds, Bamford had endured a barren spell that raised questions about his suitability for the central striker's role.
Victory owed to players willingness to put in a big physical effort?
"You see from their results before, and the table, if they don't have quality, they're not going there".
Sunday was no exception, the Whites' players ran themselves into the ground and performed brilliantly. We've conceded quite a lot from set-pieces and not scored, so it's something that we're always looking at and we're always on the training pitch trying to improve that.
"I wouldn't be able to make a judgement", he said.
'Massive, I think that I know we have only take a point before but we came close against Liverpool and then against Man City we got a point.
"When it comes to a player staying at the club, the first and most important thing is that the player wants to stay".
Bielsa picks Illan Meslier in goal, while at the back he goes with Luke Ayling and Ezgjan Alioski as full-backs, while Pascal Struijk partners Liam Cooper in the centre.