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Klich's performance in Leeds win showed how Bielsa is rectifying one Christiansen error

Lille's Argentinian head coach Marcelo Bielsa looks on  during the French L1 football match between Lille (LOSC) and Saint-Etienne (ASSE) at the Pierre-Mauroy Stadium in Villeneuve d'Ascq,...

Leeds United beat Stoke City 3-1 on Sunday afternoon.

Mateusz Klich Fans of Leeds United during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Burnley and Leeds United at Turf Moor on September 19, 2017 in Burnley, England.

Leeds United kicked off their season in style as they beat Stoke City 3-1 at Elland Road, handing new boss Marcelo Bielsa a win in his first Championship game.

The Whites have given fans plenty to shout about after a superb display, with Mateusz Klich, Pablo Hernandez and Liam Cooper finding the back of the net, whilst Benik Afobe pulled one back with a penalty for Stoke at 2-0.

Leeds supporters are now dreaming of a promotion push this season, and one of Bielsa's early decisions should be receiving huge praise at this early stage.

 

Bielsa has given a new lease of life to midfielder Klich, as seen with the Polish international's opening goal of the game, as he drove into the box to latch onto Samu Saiz's pass before firing past Jack Butland.

Klich was a signing from FC Twente last summer, rand whilst much was expected of him after six goals in 29 games, he played a bit part role under former Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen last season.

The midfielder played just four Championship games last season and was given only one start before spending the second half of the campaign on loan with Utrecht in Holland, where he showed his creative ability.

Lille's Argentinian head coach Marcelo Bielsa looks on  during the French L1 football match between Lille (LOSC) and Saint-Etienne (ASSE) at the Pierre-Mauroy Stadium in Villeneuve d'Ascq,...

Klich was going nowhere under Christiansen, but Bielsa has now rejuvenated him and made him a key part of his midfield, offering nice balance alongside Kalvin Phillips and Spaniard Saiz whilst being given the license to get forward, as he showed on Sunday.

Casting aside Klich always appeared to be a surprising decision by Christiansen, and his performance against Stoke - and his early displays under Bielsa as a whole - suggest that the Argentinian is now rectifying one of Christiansen's errors by making the talented Pole a key part of the Leeds setup.

Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United at Molineux on November 22, 2017 in...

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