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Chris Kamara gives promotion verdict on Leeds, delivers opinion of Marcelo Bielsa

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Chris Kamara gives promotion verdict on Leeds, delivers opinion of Marcelo Bielsa

Chris Kamara has told Alan Brazil’s Sports Breakfast Show on TalkSPORT (Wednesday, 08.55am) that Leeds United will join West Bromwich Albion in gaining promotion – before describing Marcelo Bielsa as “weird”.

Leeds made it seven wins in a row in the Championship on Tuesday evening as they secured a 2-0 win over in-form Hull City at Elland Road, thanks to an own goal and a late strike from Gjanni Alioski.

They were frustrated throughout the first match and had Kiko Casilla to thank for keeping the scoreline level, before Helder Costa’s cross was turned into his own net by Jordy de Wijs. Patrick Bamford hit the post, before Alioski scored a second.

Former Leeds star and TV personality Kamara believes both Leeds and West Brom will gain promotion to the Premier League this season, as the Whites extended the gap to third by 11 points. He also discussed Bielsa, after meeting the Argentine.

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“Absolutely [Leeds will get promoted],” Kamara said. “Leeds and West Brom are the two outstanding sides. The rest will be playing catch up. I can’t see any other sides. They look so strong. Teams can strengthen in January.
“Most of my friends are Leeds fans. Trust Bielsa. If they can keep him, they will get promoted. It is looking more than likely. I’ve met him once, he’s strange, weird, completely off it.”

TBR’s view – What do Leeds need if they are to get promoted?

Right now, Leeds’ squad looks as though it has all the tools to gain promotion – but it must be said that they are an injury or two off losing their excellent unbeaten run – and indeed their stunning defensive record.

Eddie Nketiah could also return to Arsenal, and back-up to Patrick Bamford could be needed. Another attacking midfielder – with Adam Forshaw and Tyler Roberts injured – would also be a good addition.

But as of this moment, Leeds have everything they need to reach the Premier League.

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