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Marcelo Bielsa’s style means injuries at Leeds United were always going to happen

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Marcelo Bielsa’s style means injuries at Leeds United were always going to happen

Leeds United are in something of an injury crisis right now.

The Championship club have now lost Barry Douglas, who suffered a hamstring injury against Hull City on Tuesday.

That means the Whites now have five players on the treatment table, including Kemar Roofe, Patrick Bamford, Pablo Hernandez and Gaetano Berardi.

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Leeds have managed well without those other players in recent weeks, but Marcelo Bielsa has some thinking to do in light of the Douglas blow.

For the upcoming match with Brentford, the tactician will have to make a choice between Tom Pearce and Stuart Dallas.

Leeds will be gunning for their seventh league win of the season against Brentford, and be seeking to continue playing the kind of football that has seen them reach the top of the league.

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But has the style contributed to their growing injury list?


Bielsa style was always going to result in knocks

Bielsa arrived at Leeds with the reputation of being a proactive and attacking coach.

He is somebody that encourages pressure when out of possession.

He wants his players to push hard for 90 minutes. He doesn’t want his players to give the opposing team anything.

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Given the amount of games Championship teams have to play, there was always going to periods where a handful of players would pick up injuries at the same time.

His high-octane approach comes at a price, but Leeds are sitting pretty at the moment. It’ll surely all be worth it if Bielsa can mastermind promotion back to the Premier League.

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