Leeds United will go back to the top of the Championship table if they beat Brentford on Wednesday night.
Marcelo Bielsa has stated that Leeds have ‘fewer injuries’ right now compared to last season and their bench strength is a lot stronger from the previous campaign.
But the popular Leeds man did state that making comparisons with the current squad to that of last season is ‘not the right thing to do’ because their current situation is ‘totally different’.
Over the course of the summer, Leeds brought in a number of new faces, including Arsenal loanee Eddie Nketiah, but with it, the likes of Kemar Roofe and Pontus Jansson departed.
Speaking during his pre-match press conference ahead of the visit of Brentford [LS11’s official YouTube account], Bielsa shared his thoughts on the differences at Leeds compared to last season.
“We put some players out and some players came in during the summer,” Bielsa told his press conference. “We are starting the game with the same players that were playing last season. We have fewer injuries right now compared to last season.
“And now we have some players from the bench that when they are going to play they have the skill to come and balance the game. Making a comparison with the squad we had last season is not the right thing to do because the situation is totally different.”
Well, Leeds supporters will be hoping they can match last season’s results, but add a little killer instinct and calmness in the final third.
If they can do that, and Patrick Bamford is so far showcasing that, then it’ll increase Leeds’ chances of making a return to the Premier League.
On Wednesday night, Bielsa’s side have the chance to move to the top of the Championship table, with Brentford hoping to end their unbeaten start.