Brilliant Brighton expose flaws in Marcelo Bielsa’s blueprint in worst week of Argentine’s tenure

Fantastic Brighton exposed the flaws in Marcelo Bielsa’s blueprint… the Argentine has a vital 10-day break to re-energise his players just after limp Seagulls defeat gave him the WORST 7 days of his Leeds tenure

  • Leeds have misplaced their past a few matches without the need of scoring, conceding ten goals 
  • A limp display screen in a 3- defeat in opposition to Crawley was Marcelo Bielsa’s low point  
  • Bielsa’s side were being again listless against relegation-threatened Brighton
  • Karen Carney’s quotes about lacking vitality might apparently hold some weight 

This was the worst week of Marcelo Bielsa’s time at Leeds by a distance. 

Following the unfathomable fifty percent-time substitutions which torpedoed his group at Crawley in the FA Cup, a functionality on Saturday that stank the house out.

A person of the matters Bielsa and Pep Guardiola agreed on at their supposed 11-hour pow-wow at the Argentine’s Rosario ranch 15 a long time in the past, was that you will not give journalists nearly anything – so it’s really hard to be guaranteed if his reflections on a few defeats and no ambitions in 2021 were honest.

‘It anxieties me,’ he claimed. ‘To have lost 3 video games without scoring is not something that can come about without worry. The fluidity to assault is not the same as we have been used to.’ 

This has been the worst seven days of Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa's tenure by a distance

This has been the worst 7 times of Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa’s tenure by a distance

His midfielder Mateusz Klich bore no resemblance to the unique we observed in the autumn. The good quality of source from the flanks, the place Bielsa swapped personnel towards Brighton, was not there.

Leeds are generally undone when teams strike on the counter-assault and find wide open areas. Here, they were just beaten person for man. 

Brighton’s central-defensive 3 clogged up the box in a way which impeded striker Patrick Bamford. Leeds are also screaming out for far more energy — an enforcer — in central midfield.

From that chic opening night from Liverpool, they have been susceptible to opponents running 40 yards by means of them. 

The Argentine's Leeds side have lost their last three matches without scoring, conceding ten

The Argentine’s Leeds aspect have lost their previous three matches with no scoring, conceding ten

Their low point was League Two Crawley bringing on TV celebrity and left-back Mark Wright as a substitute in their listless 3-0 FA Cup third round defeat to the fourth-tier side

Their very low issue was League Two Crawley bringing on Tv movie star and remaining-back Mark Wright as a substitute in their listless 3- FA Cup third round defeat to the fourth-tier side

So it was with the five-guy transfer which introduced Neal Maupay’s purpose for Brighton. The marking which permitted him to do so was felony. Leeds will not defend perfectly.

The issue for those who want to see them keep their Premier League grip, and not sink into an existential combat, is that Brighton looked like a team on the reverse trajectory.

Their great Argentine ahead Alexis Mac Allister could have provided up the ghost months back. His vibrant back again-story belies a grim 12 months. 

Of Fife descent, he was signed by Chris Hughton two years back, loaned back to Argentinos Juniors and Boca Juniors and arrived in Brighton to make a 10-minute substitute look just before the pandemic struck. 

Perhaps pundit Karen Carney's comments about Leeds tiring out late in the season were fair

Maybe pundit Karen Carney’s comments about Leeds tiring out late in the time have been reasonable

Experiences that he tested beneficial for the virus have not been confirmed but he has absolutely endured accidents. The male is a fighter, for positive.

A small viewpoint is desired where Leeds are concerned. They have dropped three consecutive game titles in a season when all clubs have been prone to inconsistency. 

Who is familiar with what steps Bielsa will implement? Individuals ‘press conferences’ he gives — speaking via a translator, not for 1 minute wanting into the camera — are all element of the mystery, building Leeds these a persuasive addition this year.

They have 10 times to regroup, re-energise and capture their breath. Not often has a period of mid-season downtime appeared so essential.